Friday, July 30, 2021

As good as gold


We may have lost Simone Biles, but we still have Suni Lee, born Sunisa Phabsomphou in St. Paul, Minnesota, the child of Hmong refugees from Laos and a happy offshoot of America's misadventure in Southeast Asia. Like the Highlander tribes of South Vietnam, the Hmong were intrepid fighters alongside Americans against North Vietnamese invaders. 

The eighteen-year-old was the fifth American woman to win the Olympic all-round gold medal in gymnastics, following Biles in 2016 and Gabby Douglas in 2012. (All three, as no woke news report fails to mention, are "women of color.") And she is one more proof if any be needed that legal immigration is one of this country's greatest strengths.


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