I had been wondering if Minneapolis’s large population of African refugees had joined the throngs of rioters and looters. It seems they have.
It is more proof that the citizens of Minnesota’s St. Louis County who just last week protested against refugees for their towns and cities are right—diversity destroys the social fabric of communities.
Feel the rage! From the refugees? Or, from American taxpayers who for decades have been paying billions of their hard-earned dollars to bring, dare I say it, a bunch of ingrates who now say we are racists and they fear for their sons?
I suspect you have one answer for them!
From Channel News Asia (yes, an international news site painting white America as the root of all evil):
In Minneapolis, African refugees see American dream in tatters
(Their dream in tatters? What about our dreams for the country we love?)
MINNEAPOLIS: African refugees living in Minneapolis were already struggling with their “American dream” when George Floyd died in police custody.
Now their dream is in tatters and they have joined their African American “brothers” in the streets to protest racism in their adopted homeland. [Cut the B.S. with the mushy “adopted homeland” lingo. They didn’t come here because they love America!—ed]
The state of Minnesota, where Minneapolis is located, has the highest percentage of refugees per inhabitant in the whole country, with two percent of the US population but 13 per cent of its refugees, according to the most recent census.
Among them are a large number of people from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopians and Somalis – whose presence in the marches was noticeable because of the colourful robes worn by the women.
Deka Jama, a 24-year-old woman who came to the United States from Somalia in 2007, showed up with friends, all of them veiled, to protest the discrimination that met them in their new homeland.
“We thought that everyone would be equal, that we would not be judged by religion, by colour, by our dresses. That’s not how we were welcomed,” she told AFP.
She feels a close affinity to African Americans, many of them descended from slaves and who have been Americans for generations.
There is “something connects us,” she said. “We are all dehumanised, regardless of our cultural differences. We have to be here for them.”
Minnesota’s Somali community has a source of pride, though, in Ilhan Omar, a 37-year-old born in Mogadishu who was elected to Congress in 2018.
“So many people know a social and economic neglect,” Omar said on Sunday.
According to Minnesota Compass, a website that tracks the state’s demographics, families from Africa are particularly hard hit.
In 2016, Obama was President, he sure didn’t do much for African poverty in America (or was that part of the plan?)!
In 2016, 12 per cent of the population of Minnesota was living under the poverty line, but that number rose to 31 per cent among the Ethiopian community and 55 per cent among Somalis.
Immigrant-owned businesses destroyed too! And, yet, it is all about racist white America. Have they no eyes to see or brains to think?
That has meant that for many refugees, an important facet of the American dream — social mobility – has broken down over time.
And the riots that have followed some protests have not helped their plight, since some of the looted businesses were immigrant-owned.
Here is an idea! If so many live in poverty, then we need to stop importing them. Clearly there isn’t enough work! Clearly they are ungrateful.
Frankly more angry demanding refugees, like these Minnesota Africans, will be the death knell of America.
By the way…..
Where were all these angry Somalis (and their African-American “brothers”) marching in the streets demanding justice for Justine Damond when one of their people, a Somali police officer, killed an unarmed white woman in ‘Little Mogadishu’ in the summer of 2017?
That police killing didn’t send white mobs into the streets to demand justice by committing violence, and to rob and steal. Civilized people respect our legal system—the legal system that is the bulwark of a successful and prosperous country.