The Immigrant Stories that Media Outlets Ignore

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tashitaa squareArticle Published by Pollen Midwest, Written by Holly Harrison
January 29, 2016

Green Card Voices Executive Director Tea Rozman-Clark has an experiment for you. Look up Tashitaa Tufaa and familiarize yourself with how most media outlets portray him. Next, watch Tashitaa tell his story on Green Card Voices. Can you see the difference?

Tea explains, “Tashitaa’s an entrepreneur. He’s got a business that’s worth $12 million. But when we recorded his story, none of that is there. He talks about his life and his journey, but he never says, ‘And now we earn this much money.’ Instead he says his biggest joy is that he was able to buy a small piece of land here, because what gives him joy now is what gave him joy back in Ethiopia: farming. So on the weekend, he takes his family to go and work the land.”

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