More joys of diversity

As if the Minneapolis suicide bombers weren’t enough:

While many of the estimated 32,000 Somalis who settled in the state have struggled to adapt, Ali flourished, blazing a path to Minneapolis’ Augsburg College on a soccer scholarship by age 20. He studied political science and aspired to a political career modeled on President Barack Obama’s.

He was shot and killed last September outside a busy community center where he worked part-time as a youth counselor, and prosecutors said the 16-year-old accused of killing him was part of a gang. Ali was one of seven Minneapolis-area Somali men killed over a 10-month period, and authorities believe all were killed by fellow Somalis.

What was the benefit of importing these people again? The lesson of history is that mass migrations change the recipient culture as much as it changes that of the migrants. In twenty years there, I can’t think of a single Minnesotan who ever said “you know, this place would be much improved if it was just a little bit more like Somalia.”