Friday, September 02, 2005

Refugees in America

I've always thought of refugees as being "over there." You know, in southwest Asia or sub-Saharan Africa or eastern Europe, but not here in America.

Times have changed.

We're in a displacement of historic proportions.
The largest displacement of Americans since the Civil War reverberated across the country from its starting point in New Orleans yesterday, as more than half a million people uprooted by Hurricane Katrina sought shelter, sustenance and the semblance of new lives.
I guess I'll be rethinking my beliefs about refugees.

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