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You're going to need a bigger napkin holder.

 

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I feel that you guys will get a kick out of this.
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/the-new-intolerance-of-student-activism-at-yale/414810/

I think my favorite part is the open letter signed by all of moaning babies who somehow got into Yale literally says "We are not asking to be coddled"

And if you need context for the video they show at the beginning...the last line of this video is the beginning of that video:
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LOL @ the response to "Who gets to decide what's offensive"

 

Everyone in the crowd proceeds to point at themselves.

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not sure where this would go or if it was already posted but this seems as appropriate a place as any

Heaving under mountains of paperwork, the government has spent more than $1 billion trying to replace its antiquated approach to managing immigration with a system of digitized records, online applications and a full suite of nearly 100 electronic forms.
A decade in, all that officials have to show for the effort is a single form that’s now available for online applications and a single type of fee that immigrants pay electronically. The 94 other forms can be filed only with paper.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-decade-into-a-project-to-digitize-us-immigration-forms-just-1-is-online/2015/11/08/f63360fc-830e-11e5-a7ca-6ab6ec20f839_story.html

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lol...the girl who screamed "WHO THE FUCK HIRED YOU" at the Yale guy was apparently on the search committee that helped hire him.
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Interesting. I don't know if it CE worthy, but definitely see weird things.  I would think of Minnesota as being very Dominican Republic heavy - far more Indians and Somalis.  Just some other weird examples that I'm sure can be explain by "a small group settled there and now as more families come over they go where they know people."

 

 

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/where-americas-newest-citizens-come-from-by-state-2015-11-06

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Goddamn, that's a lot of Mexicans.
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The Dominican Republic for Minnesota doesn't seem right.
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I've seen DC referred to as "Little Ethiopia" before. Seems like half of them have moved out to Silver Spring, MD now though.


The source data from DHS is pretty interesting. There are a ton of Salvadoran immigrants in the DC metro area, more than Mexicans. El Salvador only has 6 million people, to 100 million for Mexico, but there are like 500k/year coming just to the DC area.
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Interesting. I don't know if it CE worthy, but definitely see weird things.  I would think of Minnesota as being very Dominican Republic heavy - far more Indians and Somalis.  Just some other weird examples that I'm sure can be explain by "a small group settled there and now as more families come over they go where they know people."





http://www.marketwatch.com/story/where-americas-newest-citizens-come-from-by-state-2015-11-06

Not sure if this changes your take, but I'm struck that it (apparently) reflects first generation naturalized citizens but not non-citizens. Perhaps naturalization rates aren't as high for Indians and Somalis as they are for Dominicans?

LOL at the xenophobic caption, especially in light of the focus on naturalized citizens.

And if Minnesota is awash in Dominicans, why don't your teams do better in the Little League World Series?
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I've seen DC referred to as "Little Ethiopia" before. Seems like half of them have moved out to Silver Spring, MD now though.

 

 

They are some moving out to Rockville as well but they seem to like the Arlington area.  There is a lot of money in the Habesha community. There is an Ethiopian sheik named Amoudi (he's half Ethiopian and half Saudi) that finances the majority of the Ethiopian businesses in the area: restaurants, bars, nightclubs, parking lots, etc.


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Not sure if this changes your take, but I'm struck that it (apparently) reflects first generation naturalized citizens but not non-citizens. Perhaps naturalization rates aren't as high for Indians and Somalis as they are for Dominicans?

LOL at the xenophobic caption, especially in light of the focus on naturalized citizens.

And if Minnesota is awash in Dominicans, why don't your teams do better in the Little League World Series?

 

Because they're still awash with Scandanavians.

 

I did see it was naturalization rates.  I suspect you are right especially on the Indians: most of the ones I work with don't become citizens and plan to return to India at some point.

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Not sure if this changes your take, but I'm struck that it (apparently) reflects first generation naturalized citizens but not non-citizens. Perhaps naturalization rates aren't as high for Indians and Somalis as they are for Dominicans?

LOL at the xenophobic caption, especially in light of the focus on naturalized citizens.

And if Minnesota is awash in Dominicans, why don't your teams do better in the Little League World Series?

 

Because they're still awash with Scandanavians.

 

I did see it was naturalization rates.  I suspect you are right especially on the Indians: most of the ones I work with don't become citizens and plan to return to India at some point.


The high tech industry contracts with Indian companies to provide skilled labor. Its not so much that they want to return to India but rather its part of their terms of employment

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The high tech industry contracts with Indian companies to provide skilled labor. Its not so much that they want to return to India but rather its part of their terms of employment

 

Most of the ones I work with are permanent residents. 

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Notes to a white student who wants to get involved in growing racial justice movements on campuses around the country, but is nervous, scared and confused:

1. These are monumental times and it makes sense that you feel this way. Often the most important experiences in our lives are defined by moments when we move through our fear, and we choose to act from our values and join with others for what is right. On campuses all over the country, the struggles against racism are erupting and now is the time to get involved with all your heart, mind and soul.

2. Remember, structural racism and the death culture of white supremacy have been working overtime to prepare you, as a white person, to denounce, reject, and fight against students of color working for racial justice, and to see racial justice progress as a threat to your "way of life". And you will see white people, in the hundreds, all around you, act this way. And for white students who have begun to question the lies of racism, who are moved by the stories and experiences of students of color, and want to do the right thing - racism and white privilege have nonetheless prepared you to feel inadequate and confused in this moment, undermining your efforts to get fully involved. Do not let the death culture win. Show up, listen to the voices of students of color leading the way, listen for ways they talk about getting involved, listen for how they talk about what this fight is for, and move further into the work.

3. The truth of white supremacy and structural inequality reveals itself in moments like this. You will learn more by taking action for racial justice in these times, then you would in any of your classes, and will in fact give more meaning to all of your future studies. This is also a time where the truth of people power to generate living, breathing democratic values, reveals itself. We must remove the cynicism about social change that ruling classes always want the majority to inhabit, and replace that cynicism with hard earned, life enhancing, lessons about how we make a better world and become the people we want to be. Take inspiration from seeing people step into and create liberatory power, even in the face of violent and evil racist threats and denouncement, and before you know it, you'll be inspiring people in your life.

4. Find your courage in the collective struggle and begin to recruit any and everyone you can, to be part of it. There is a great need in white communities for anti-racist/racial justice leadership that amplifies the voices of student of color leaders, and speak out against the racism directed at those student leaders and this movement. There is a great need for white anti-racists to share why these struggles matter to them and to help other white students understand why it should matter to them too. Again, white supremacy works to keep white people trapped in the death culture, our job as white anti-racists, is to help other white people get free - the other white people on the sidelines, confused, sacred, curious, oblivious, these are the ranks to recruit from, rather then get obsessed with the most vocal racists.

5. There will be defeats, setbacks, frustrations, and mistakes, but let them teach you, and help deeper your commitment. The most important thing, right now, is to get involved as much as you can, listen for guidance and feedback, and look for ways to bring more people with you. Quite the voice of fear in your head, and let the voice of your heart, muted by the death culture, regain it's strength by being part of the movement to restore a life-affirming culture, which Black Lives Matter is currently leading.

6. Show up to the student of color-led efforts with the goal of being of use and learning more. Show up in white spaces with the goal of sharing from your heart and leading other white people to join and support the Black-led, multiracial, movement catching fire on your campus and across the county. And if it hasn't caught fire where you are, look for where this work is being done, and get involved. Even if a place for you isn't obvious at first, show up, be helpful, and listen. As white people, we have, for far too long, been groomed to know our place perpetuating the nightmare of structural inequality and violence, and it's time to wake up and build the dream of beloved community and collective liberation.
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