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Author Chronicles Refugee Experience In Speech At IWU

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:26:34 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

A small Georgia Town with more than half the population composed of refugees from other countries is the mullti cultural face of future America. That's according to author Warren Saint John who chronicled how the immigrant population in Clarkston, Georgia deals with challenges. Saint-John says he found some racists in Clarkston, but mostly those opposing immigration did not have that attitude.

In his book "Outcasts United" Saint John looks at how a youth soccer team helps the immigrant community cope with gangs, poverty, and being taken out of their home cultures. He says this process is going on everywhere in America, but as a refugee settlement area, Clarkston is seeing the process move faster.

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