Yesterday actor, college instructor, and former White House Associate Kal Penn was having a conversation on Twitter with a friend regarding an Iraqi who had been caught up in Trump's executive orders halting refugees and banning immigration from seven Muslim nations - and how unfairly the man and his family were being treated. Right on cue a racist troll jumped into the conversation and informed Penn, an Indian American, that he did not belong in this country and was a "fucking joke."
Kal Penn responded to the jerk, as Michelle Obama would say, by "going high." Instead of getting into a battle of tweets with a moron, Penn opted instead to start a fundraising page for Syrian refugees in honor of the fellow who had trolled him. He created a "Crowdrise" page to raise money for Syrian refugees. As of a few minutes ago more than $190,000 had been contributed to the site.
Donations may be made here: https://www.crowdrise.com/donating-to-syrian-refugees-in-the-name-of-the-dude-who-said-i-dont-belong-in-america/fundraiser/kalpenn
Kal Penn is what a good American looks like - in case Donald Trump or anyone in the current White House was wondering.
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