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Ali Noorani Just write, baby, just write. Like anything else, it takes practice. And, most importantly, have fun with it. If writing feels like work, you are doin…moreJust write, baby, just write. Like anything else, it takes practice. And, most importantly, have fun with it. If writing feels like work, you are doing it wrong. (less)
Ali Noorani I like telling stories. I enjoy listening to people share their perspectives in order to connect seemingly disparate points to tell the story of a cha…moreI like telling stories. I enjoy listening to people share their perspectives in order to connect seemingly disparate points to tell the story of a changing America. I am quietly optimistic about our future, take my work seriously, but certainly not myself. My mission is to meet people where they are, but not leave them there.

There Goes the Neighborhood, based on nearly 60 interviews with leaders across the civic and political spectrum, tells this story of a changing nation. From national takes on faith, law enforcement and business perspectives, to deeper dives into the dynamics facing South Carolina, Utah, Texas, Indiana and California, I sought to put a human face, an unlikely one at that, on America’s national identity crisis.(less)
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“Am I Crazy?”

I have never been to Nacogdoches, Texas.

But a good friend of mine told me about living there in 1970, when he was in the 7th grade. When the public schools were ordered to integrate.

He told me about the gymnasium that all of the public-school children in town came to attend. It had a sign inside the front door dedicating the building to the “white children of Nacogdoches.”

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Loved the story but it slowed down a bit much in the middle. Great characters, across the board.
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The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
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Picked it up on a lark. Had never heard of Neil. Now I want to read his stuff. And the stuff of all the writers he mentions.
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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Every word counts. So incredibly well written.
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce
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One of the best reads of the year. Concise analysis, clear sense of what lies ahead.
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The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce
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One of the best reads of the year. Concise analysis, clear sense of what lies ahead.
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“With conservatives, there's a lot less cursing and a lot more praying.”
Ali Noorani, There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration

“Despite talk of an immigrant “crisis,” the actual number of undocumented immigrants living in the country has decreased over the last few decades, from 12.2 million in 2007 to 11.1 million in 2014.9”
Ali Noorani, There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration

“Hardly a “suck” on the US welfare state, undocumented immigrants pay $ 11.6 billion in local and state taxes each year. 10 Immigrants live an average of 3.4 years longer than native-born Americans, are less likely to develop obesity, alcoholism, and depression, and are less likely to die from cardiovascular diseases or cancer. 11 Young immigrant men (ages 18 to 39) are sent to jail at roughly half the rate of native-born men of the same age. 12 And immigrant communities experience significantly less crime than predominately native-born neighborhoods. 13”
Ali Noorani, There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration




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