That American Assimilationist Magic
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Ann Corcoran's estimable Refugee Resettlement Watch (listed on the left-margin blogroll) is the place to go for the blow-by-blow on Somali Muslims and Sudanese Christians and their fun doings around the meatpacking plants in Greeley, CO and Grand Island, NE.

I just want to quote Ann's summing-up paragraph ...

I wish I could find one of those do-gooder speeches at this moment–you know the speeches where we are lectured about how diversity enriches our lives and our communities, and anyone who doesn’t know that is a racist xenophobic hatemonger. The do-gooders must think that America has some magical power–one step on American soil and a meatpacking job is like a magic wand that will erase centuries of African hatred.
... and then point you to her entry, Violence increases in Grand Island between Somali and Sudanese refugees [September 23, 2008]  for all the juicy details.
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