We’re told that refugee resettlement is about the preservation of human dignity. But those advocating for it don’t always act in a dignified manner.
The resettlement of Somali refugees to central Minnesota has been the subject of heated debate. Some argue that refusing refugees would not be neighborly. Then comes this, from Alpha News:
Governor Mark Dayton attended a community conversation about race hosted by the St. Cloud NAACP and told people who have been questioning refugee resettlement in the central Minnesota region to “find another state.”
WJON reports the Governor’s statements, “This is a time for everybody who is a Minnesotan, a real Minnesotan to take a stand and say, ‘not in our state.’ If you are that intolerant, that much of a racist and a bigot, then find another state, they really should go somewhere else” said Dayton.
If you don’t think refugees should come, you can go. That’s the “tolerant” message from Minnesota’s Democrat governor.