Bill Simmons recently interviewed Chargers rookie kicker Younghoe Koo on his podcast. His story is amazing. Koo came here at the age of 12 and did not speak a word of English. He gets a full scholarship to be a kicker at Georgia Southern. He gets picked up by the LA Chargers as an undrafted free agent and ends up winning the starting job. It’s an amazing story and a great interview.
This week, donald trump ended DACA which allows certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.
Stories like Koo’s is amazing. His story is truly the American dream. The odds were against him, but now he’s playing in the National Football League. Now that trump repealed DACA, stories like Koo’s can no longer happen. Fuck donald trump. Honestly and truly. As a first generation Asian American, I would have loved to see someone who is Asian in a professional sports league. I truly believe if I had someone who looked like me to look up to, I might have taken sports more seriously. I truly doubted myself because I never gave myself a chance. By taking away DACA, people like Koo won’t have a chance here in America.
trump is a shallow, petty, racist old man. It is my hope that he goes away and any changes he made which were rooted in ignorance and racism (which are almost all of them) are reversed.