Hmassachusetts Hmong And The Boston Globe
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January 30, 2006, 11:12 PM
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Considering how revelatory of Hmong culture this story is in the opening two paragraphs, it`s hard to believe that it`s a pro-Hmong story, but it is.

That`s because the underlying assumption of the Boston Globe is that Third World Immigration is inevitable, and good, and nothing can be done to stop it.

BROCKTON — When there is trouble in a Hmong marriage, it is Ter Yang`s job to tell a husband that here in America, paying $10,000 for a wife does not mean he owns her, as he might a car.

When a Hmong family arrives fresh from a refugee camp in Thailand, Yang will call on them bearing lemongrass, health insurance applications, and the news that they must send the girls to school along with the boys.[Helper at the gateway | An immigrant guides his people on America`s ways Hmong immigrant bridges two cultures, By Yvonne Abraham, Boston Globe, January 30, 2006]