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I just read through this thread and you did a great job! Thanks so much!

If you have time at a later date, I have a question. I know some American progressives who think that reports of the Uyghur genocide are fabricated by Western propaganda and seem to be trusting Chinese reports that there's nothing suspicious going on and that prisoners are being treated well. Do you think the evidence in support of a Uyghur genocide is reliable, or should we be more cautious? Why have educated progressives who are otherwise intelligent and justice-oriented been so convinced by CCP propaganda (not just on this one issue – they seem to think any criticism of the CCP is racist and distrust all Western media on Chinese news)? What can we do about this?


Thank you so much for your response. I saw you mention in the thread that people don't change their minds often, and that seems to be the case with a particular friend even after I sent them the video of people being loaded onto trains. It seems like because Western imperialism has distorted what we're taught about history, any information from a Western news source is perceived as propaganda.

My great-grandparents fled Polish pogroms and I also have relatives who served during the Holocaust. I'm Jewish and also dismayed by this sort of one-sided view.

I really appreciate your work! Thanks again.