Immigration Man

Back in April, I wrote about Chobani and what a feelgood story I thought it was.  It’s also my all-time favorite blog title of mine so far, Unicorns, Rainbows & Jujubes.  Thank you again to Sabres GM Tim Murray for the title. Click on the link below for a refresher.

https://thoughtsfromtheblo.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/unicorns-rainbows-jujubes/

Under the heading of no good deed goes unpunished, take a look at this link below to see the fallout of the founder’s good deeds:

I just don’t get it.  Here’s a guy going above and beyond to help his fellow man and he’s just met with so much ignorance.  My favorite line in the article is this:

“The minute a refugee has a job, that’s the minute they stop being a refugee,” Mr. Ulukaya said in a talk he gave this year.

Funny how all of this ties together.  When did the threats start coming?  When Breitbart started publishing their hate filled articles.

Then this summer, Breitbart, the conservative news website whose former executive chairman, Stephen K. Bannon, is now running the Trump campaign, began publishing a series of misleading articles about Chobani.

One drew a connection between Chobani’s hiring of refugees and a spike in tuberculosis cases in Idaho. Another linked Chobani to a “Twin Falls Crisis Imposed by Clinton-Era Pro-Refugee Advocates.” A third conflated Chobani’s hiring practices with a sexual assault case in Twin Falls involving minors.

Breitbart, you will recall, was previously headed up by Steve Bannon, Donny boy’s campaign manager.  No, I’m not saying Trump is personally responsible.  No need to be so literal.  I am once again pointing out the connections though and that these types of “alt-right” incidents have increased at least in part, due to the Trump campaign.  I put this link in the comments the other day and will put it here now.  It’s an article from the Southern Poverty Law Center, who is on the front lines in the battle against white supremacists. Their conclusion is that white supremacy, white nationalism, etc is on the rise.

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2016/year-hate-and-extremism

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