And, one of the authors of this Op-Ed works with the resettlement contractor, Refugee Assistance and Immigration Service, which is Catholic Social Services.
What the ‘professors’ don’t get is that you can’t shove diversity, especially in the high numbers now arriving through refugee resettlement, down the throats of people anywhere. Imagine if we westerners wanted to go live in Somalia or Saudi Arabia and be given a guiding hand with social services and job training, etc. Heck, they wouldn’t just write graffiti on our cars—they would kill us!
Here is how the piece at Alaska Dispatch News begins:
After about an hour-long interview, we asked our final question: “What makes you feel welcome here, in Anchorage?” The interviewee, a Somali refugee who has lived in Anchorage for less than five years, said: “The people. The people are very welcoming and friendly.”
These words from one of our research participants came to mind this weekend as we read about Mohammed Hano and Mobarak Albadawi, Darfuri refugees whose cars were vandalized with messages like “go home,” “leave Alaska,” and “you’re not welcome here.” These words again came to mind when we read that the Anchorage Police Department (APD) refused to send an officer to investigate the “vandalism incident.” And the words came to mind once more as we read piercingly negative comments to the Alaska Dispatch News’ coverage of the crime, such as, “I would love to know how much they (the refugees) are profiting from all the donations …,” and, “They come from a land of genocidal maniacs … but they are frightened by some paint from vandals … this is a simple minded hoax …,” and, “this is an incredibly minor crime … there’s zero evidence of a hate crime.”
The lecture is here if you want to hear more.
The Leftist community organizers and co-authors (Robinson and David) go on to say that the refugees don’t get much welfare (they get generous welfare for years! See ORR annual report, here), that this is probably a hate crime and that the community should be offering “love, acceptance and support” to the myriad ethnic groups being resettled in Alaska.
For psychology professors they sure are dumb about the psychology of the average conservative hard-working American man or woman who see their tax dollars going to help third world migrants settle in Alaska while we have American poor people (and probably many Alaskan natives!) living in poverty.
How about taking care of our own first? What is wrong with that? Not cool enough for these two?
Here is a little experiment: Let’s just say a whole host of conservative (Robinson and David might call them ‘rednecks’ in private) Americans moved up to Alaska and into the community where they live, would Robinson and David welcome their diversity? Is diversity so beautiful then? My guess is that they would eventually move out! But, maybe the average Alaskan who wants to maintain his or her community and culture (the one they know and love) can’t so easily move.
Why aren’t Americans permitted to preserve our culture? Do we have no right to want to preserve our cultural and religious roots? Are we somehow less deserving of ‘humanitarian’ concern?
Is ‘social justice’ only for Left wingers and immigrants?
Be sure to see a post we wrote on Alaska, here, about the refugee flow to Alaska (thanks to the Catholics!) making it possible for the construction of a large mosque in Anchorage.