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If an H-1b has an American accent, they are probably not an H-1b. It's race, not citizenship. Americans are more diverse than you think. Millions of US citizens don't look the way you might expect. This fact is very important and will help us win elections.

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A Murder Shatters the Dreams of Immigrant Tech Workers

I subscribe to Wired and the printed title was: "Murder in the Heartland".


“He’s back, and he has a gun!”

Adam Purinton strode toward the patio of Austins Bar & Grill, a black and white cloth tied around his head and military-style medals pinned haphazardly to his white shirt.

He burst into the patio’s flimsy side door shouting, “Get out of my country!” and fired his handgun at two Indian men seated at a high table, according to eyewitnesses and police records. Customers screamed over the din of the TVs and dove for the ground. At least three bullets hit the man facing the door, Srinivas Kuchi­bhotla. Another bullet plunged into the leg of his friend, Alok Madasani, who crawled for the door before collapsing on the concrete. Alok’s wife was pregnant with their first child, due in four months, and all he could think of was living to see his baby’s face. Survive, he thought.

Ian Grillot, a 24-year-old former Marine, ducked under a table nearby, counting the blasts of bullets. The shots stopped. When Purinton turned and ran out of the bar, heading toward the back parking lot, Grillot bolted after him. Hearing footsteps closing in, Purinton allegedly whirled around and sent a bullet tearing through Grillot’s hand and into his chest. On the patio, a bloodied Kuchibhotla sank to the ground. People scrambled over upended tables and broken glasses to the wounded men. One knelt at Kuchibhotla’s side, pushing napkins into his wounds. Another ripped off his own shirt, tying it around Madasani’s leg as a tourniquet. Several people ran out to Grillot, who kept talking talking talking to retain consciousness as his blood seeped out.


A survey last year found that 70 percent of voters of Indian heritage were in favor of Clinton. “Indians kind of despise Trump,” says Sanjoy Chakravorty, a Temple University professor and coauthor of The Other One Percent: Indians in America. “But many of them live in these very suburban communities where the sentiment runs the other way. They keep a low profile and don’t discuss with neighbors how they feel.”


In Kansas, the tech industry’s gripe about the shortage of qualified talent is becoming a full-throated dirge. Four math or computer-related jobs remain open for every unemployed worker in the area, according to the Mid-America Regional Council, but recruiting from outside the Midwest is difficult.

Some important quotes from the article

“Where are you from?”

“Why are you here in this country?!”

“We pay for your visas to be here. You need to get out of here! You don’t belong here!”

“You’re going to stick up for them?”

“What a douchebag!” “We’re all Americans.”

“You must be a tech guy too”

She closed with a question, in all caps: “DO WE BELONG HERE?” The Kansans sitting on the patio at Austins that night, the ones who ran to Alok and Srinu’s side, had one answer. The man with the gun had another.

It's a good read. Very well written and it humanizes the people involved by going into their stories.

On a related note, I'm American, born and raised, yet people think I must be on some visa.
I'm qualified and work in the business/functional side, yet people think I should be writing code.
And for some reason I always get selected for the completely random extra screening at airports...Every...Single...Time.
Being from America helps only on paper until they see my brown face.

Some people are worried that someone is coming to steal their jobs. Other people are worried that some loser is coming to kill us.

Examples Of Double Standards In Our Society That Youre Probably Guilty Of


I posted a few that I like. There are about 47 cartoons at the link and you can submit more.
Posted by IronLionZion | Fri Aug 4, 2017, 07:28 PM (1 replies)

An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas


Last week, a photograph that appeared to show six women wearing burqas on a bus sparked a heated debate in a private Facebook group for Norwegians critical of immigration.

For many members of the group, which is called “Fedrelandet viktigst” or “Fatherland first,” the image encapsulated the problems Norway was facing after an influx of Muslim immigrants in the past few years.

It also played into a continent-wide debate about Islamic dress across Europe. Norway's right-wing government recently proposed a law that would ban some forms of dress worn by Muslim women in schools and universities — the first Scandinavian country to do so.

The burqa, a long, loose veil worn by some Muslims in Afghanistan and other parts of South Asia, would be restricted under the law, as would the face-covering niqab more commonly worn in Arab countries. Masks and other items of clothing that cover the face would also be restricted.

Some group members took the picture — posted with the comment, “what do people think of this?" — as proof that a ban was needed. More than 100 soon commented on it. “It looks really scary, should be banned. You can never know who is under there. Could be terrorists with weapons,” one user wrote, according to a translation from the Local website. Others described it as “frightening” and “tragic.”

Empty bus seats are coming to ruin your life.

With severely racist idiots, it's often a little too easy.
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