Regardless of your position on admitting Syrian refugees into the United States, there is a certain undeniable irony in watching this heated debate unfold during Thanksgiving, a national holiday focused (symbolically, at least) on tenets of gratitude and benevolence.

The main protagonists of the Thanksgiving story — the Pilgrims — were,

Source:: The Lowdown

Wait, But Weren’t the Pilgrims Refugees too? 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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