Monday, December 27, 2021

Afghans in America: WaPo Calls for a Christmas Miracle

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The Editorial Board of the Washington Post has this opinion piece of interest: Afghans spending their first Christmas in America seek the miracle of kindness. They write:

Tens of thousands of Afghans, airlifted from Kabul over the summer, are now trickling into communities across our country...
Imagine their culture shock, not knowing a Safeway from a Sonic, a Walmart from a Walgreens. Christmas trees are a novelty, and they are everywhere. The English language is a daily mountain to climb.
This Christmas, spare a thought for an influx, happening quietly all around us, of people traumatized by war and an exit from their homeland so fearful and sudden that loved ones were often left behind....
Let this Christmas, these Afghans’ first, be a moment when they tap into this country’s innate generosity, so that the American Dream is as successful for them as it has been for so many who arrived before them.


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