People tend to think of themselves as unique and superior. They refuse to recognise invisible people’s otherwise visible issues – those unseen by the majority or ruling class.
The mother of two working multiple jobs when finally making it out of war zone her motherland is. The Roma teenager has resorted to a life of crime because he sees no opportunity in front of him. The African immigrant family who is pretty much the only dark complexion in a white neighbourhood.
There are many examples, which are replaced by a constant fight between conservatives and progressives. The headlines rarely mention injustices inflicted on those who really need to be feeling part of society. And if they are, they are most likely part of a talking point or a scaremongering tactic.
After work, every dinner party or drinks tends to include the inevitable discussion about the latest Trump faux-pas or the cheap workforce flooding the country, political status quo, and its inadequacy. People rarely talk about the future as logic puts in front of us. Instead, they are stuck in the past, thinking this is what the future will bring.
Left and right, the invisible people are being used as a pretext and base to define problems. However, they are rarely included in the discussions and problem-solving. Rights are denied or suppressed. Existence is recognised solely to divert attention and have something to talk about.
Beyond that, the invisible people remain unseen. The issues and problems they face are deemed by the majority as unimportant. “They should try to be more like us” is a phrase often popping up. But understanding is a two-way street, and for it to happen, there is a need to listen, hear, and communicate in an easily comprehensible way.
If this does not happen, the visible issues of invisible people will continue to exist and even get
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