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    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetana3 View Post
    Marcus Samuelsson is the chef and he has a great book about his history. Born Ethiopian, raised in Sweden, moved to the US. One of my favorite TV chefs.
    I've watched the entire series and am sorry to see it over. I enjoyed the look at different cuisines (Ethiopian is found readily in the Twin Cities, but Cuban, Haitian, etc., not so much) and it was good to hear the stories of people who wanted to come to the U.S. for a better life and worked damned hard to achieve it. I realize not everyone landed as softly as some of these people did, but the initiative and work ethic exhibited by these real people is in such contrast to the bogeymen fabricated by a scared voting public.
    Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. - Booker T. Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveinMN View Post
    I've watched the entire series and am sorry to see it over. I enjoyed the look at different cuisines (Ethiopian is found readily in the Twin Cities, but Cuban, Haitian, etc., not so much) and it was good to hear the stories of people who wanted to come to the U.S. for a better life and worked damned hard to achieve it. I realize not everyone landed as softly as some of these people did, but the initiative and work ethic exhibited by these real people is in such contrast to the bogeymen fabricated by a scared voting public.
    We'd be a much poorer country without these hard-working immigrants--who make up not only legions of restaurateurs (I remember when the only "ethnic" food you could find in this area was watered down Italian and Chinese), but large numbers of the doctors, scientists, and entrepreneurs who advance the country in countless ways. As you've probably noticed, this is a real hot button for me. "Scared voting public" is a kinder descriptor than I would use.

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    Totally agree Jane. We are a nation of immigrants.

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