Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations by Stefanie Chambers
English | Mar. 3, 2017 | ISBN: 1439914419 | 250 Pages | PDF | 10 MB
In the early 1990s, Somali refugees arrived in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Later in the decade, an additional influx of immigrants arrived in a second destination of Columbus, Ohio. These refugees found low-skill jobs in warehouses and food processing plants and struggled as social “outsiders,” often facing discrimination based on their religious traditions, dress, and misconceptions that they are terrorists. The immigrant youth also lacked access to quality educational opportunities.