I know, I just wrote a post this morning and said I wasn’t writing about Somalis today, but this article is a good companion article to this morning’s post and to the Lewistown post of just a few days ago so I couldn’t resist.
“When we first came in here, we didn’t get along with nobody,” said Fatuma Muya, 14, who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp and looks after the group’s younger children. “Now, we get along, at least, with somebody.” [at least its somebody].
Somali kids seem to be the same all over! Remember the Somali kids were having problems in Roanoke, VA too. This article in the Tribune-Review says things are going along swimmingly now.
This statement is incorrect however.
The refugees came to Pittsburgh as part of a U.S. State Department program to relocate about 11,000 Somalis throughout the United States.
The number resettled is now over 80,000. There were some years following 911 that the number was 11,000,or nearly that much, in a single year. I really must pull all the numbers together, I’ve been saying that for weeks.
If you would like to check numbers yourselves, go here and follow links.