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Embracing Diversity

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My boss, an immigrant from Iran, and founder of Axosoft and Pure Chat, shared an email with the company yesterday that I wanted to share here.

Most of you, have undoubtedly seen or heard about the Muslim ban over the weekend. Some of you may think the huge opposition you are seeing to this ban is hysteria or over-reaction to what President Trump is referring to as (paraphrased) “the things that need to be done to keep us safe.” But for those of us who have seen or lived in countries with religious persecution, this type of racism and religious division is awfully familiar. Not only does it exacerbate the very problems it claims to be solving, but it fundamentally clashes with the very ideas of what it is to be an American.

Hamid Shojaee — Embracing Diversity