Ruby Hamad says it feels like a “kick in the guts” every time someone changes their profile photo to the French flag

Hamad, a columnist for Australian publication Daily Life, whose parent are from Lebanon and Syria, said she mourned for the people of Paris, but was upset a place she felt just as strong a connection to was being ignored by many on Facebook and within the media

It was a sentiment shared by many.

“The wholesale way the globe has united for #PrayForParis while ignoring Lebanon, when their tragedies occurred within 24 hours of each other, is a telltale sign of how little non-white lives matter,” she wrote Read more…

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Some feel Beirut is being overshadowed by flood of global sympathy for Paris