South African xenophobia is the reason some Somalis are in Mankato, MN

When I saw this—one more story on Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ and the slowdown in refugee arrivals to America, it was just one more ‘ho-hum’—so what else is new. But, like most of the stories a little nugget pops out that gives me a better picture of how the UN and the US State Department are … Continue reading South African xenophobia is the reason some Somalis are in Mankato, MN

Black South Africans’ “xenophobia” threatens image of South African ruling party

No surprise that worries are mounting about the violence being spread by black South Africans against foreigners that is threatening the carefully-cultivated lovey-dovey multicultural mecca image of the Rainbow Nation!     Where is the worldwide media?  Can you imagine if this photo above showed white South Africans stealing Somali stuff? While the great educated … Continue reading Black South Africans’ “xenophobia” threatens image of South African ruling party

South Africa: Two dead as more “xenophobia” arises in the Rainbow Nation

“Each of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld – a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.” Nelson Mandela (1996) For our South African readers it must be ho-hum what have we … Continue reading South Africa: Two dead as more “xenophobia” arises in the Rainbow Nation

South Africa: Somali refugees protest xenophobia in Cape Town

Update June 21st:  South Africa no longer the number one most desired country for asylum seekers, gee, I wonder why!  Here. Update June 14th:  Some humor about the Obama trip here at my other blog.  Minnesota Somalis protest in solidarity with brothers in S.A. here. Update June 13th:  Obama family trip to South Africa later this … Continue reading South Africa: Somali refugees protest xenophobia in Cape Town

The World Cup, South Africa and xenophobia (yes, xenophobia again!)

Apparently the World Cup is scheduled to be held in South Africa in 2010 and everyone is freaking out about what impact the “xenophobic” unrest (violence!) of recent months will have on the games and the hoped-for economic boom tourists might bring.   This is an overly long article from a publication of the Namibian government in … Continue reading The World Cup, South Africa and xenophobia (yes, xenophobia again!)

Xenophobia, Xenophobia, Xenophobia! That is all you hear in South Africa

This is an update from the so-called Rainbow Nation of South Africa.   You know the country that got rid of Apartheid, ushered in a new (Black) government and opened wide its borders.   After poor black South Africans attacked black immigrants in rioting that spread throughout the country last May, everyone is scratching their heads (bottoms too?) and … Continue reading Xenophobia, Xenophobia, Xenophobia! That is all you hear in South Africa

South Africa: Blacks attack black migrants as “xenophobic” violence returns

It probably never went away, but several news accounts of recent days suggests the attacks on immigrants to the “Rainbow Nation” have picked up lately.   We have chronicled (see my archive here) the fact that South Africa’s black citizens are not welcoming to their fellow black Africans (they didn’t get the Nelson Mandela message … Continue reading South Africa: Blacks attack black migrants as “xenophobic” violence returns

Italian Interior Minister Salvini threatens to quit; Australia elects immigration hard-liner; and NY Times says Trump wrong on South Africa white farmers

In the midst of vacation season for many people around the world, the news is anything but dull and quiet. First an update from Italy on the latest migrant transport ship stalemate. From The Express: Italy sparks EU crisis: Brussels calls emergency migrant talks as leader threatens to QUIT   ITALIAN interior minister Matteo Salvini … Continue reading Italian Interior Minister Salvini threatens to quit; Australia elects immigration hard-liner; and NY Times says Trump wrong on South Africa white farmers

Minneapolis: Somali and African American students in high school brawl

…..and not for the first time! Diversity is Beautiful alert! Yesterday this brief news item was brought to my attention (hat tip: Anne Marie) and I see that Frontpage magazine is on the story too. Although we know that the conflicts between Somalis and African Americans are more widespread and not limited to Minnesota, rarely does … Continue reading Minneapolis: Somali and African American students in high school brawl

Regarding South Africa: Trump has thousands of African refugee slots available

Ann Coulter, Mark Steyn and Tucker Carlson have all gone to bat this week for the white South African farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been threatened by the black South African government now in power in the nation the International Left dubbed the “Rainbow Nation.” Here is Ann Coulter on twitter yesterday tweeting out … Continue reading Regarding South Africa: Trump has thousands of African refugee slots available