Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Colbert on Syrian Refugees

I missed this piece from back in November. Colbert takes on Republican candidates looking to restrict or eliminate refugee flows from Syria or Iraq.

He notes that Trump has suggested that relocating refugees to a place like Minnesota would be against their interests because of the extreme difference in the weather from Syria. Colbert agrees: "It's a tough call for the refugees. I mean, do I want to stay in a war zone where my family faces almost certain death or I want to go somewhere where I have to put on a jacket before I go to the mall?"

It's a great two minutes for sparking classroom conversation (check out 1:20-2:03).

 

And here's a still image from the show that could also work well in the classroom.

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-KitJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2015/12/colbert-on-syrian-refugees.html

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