The Good Immigrant

I recently listened to a podcast on NPR entitled, “The Good Immigrant.” The reporter told a story of a Syrian family of refugees who thought they were being welcomed to their new home in Texas when a neighbor’s daughter brought them a bag of skittles, only to find out that this was most certainly not a gesture of goodwill. Donald Trump was running for president at the time, and his son, Donald Trump Jr., had just comparted Syrian refugees to Skittles: “If I had a bowl of Skittles, and I told you only three of them would kill you,” Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter, “would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” Immigrants interviewed on the podcast spoke about their different exp

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