yeah wallahi here in Minneapolis I see alot of hope especially from the youth, I see alot of politically involved somali teen who want to make a difference there is always that dependency on welfare and aid but from what I have seen wallahi somalis arent doing bad at all. FYI I have three engineers in my family I also have two doctors and an older brother with an MBA, who is getting involved in politics soon. I am also intending to acquire an MCE (master of civil engineering) and a MURP (master of urban and regional planing) if I have the financial means I will also pursue a doctoral degree . Me and my cousins are also starting a new business this summer. I am sure I am not the only case I have seen at least ten engineers that are the same clan as me in MPLS, I have also seen alot of Masters holder one brother I know personally is currently finishing up his MBA. I have also seen alot of successful sister more so than the brothers. The future looks brightI really don't know where to begin. Somalis in the diaspora, or at least those whom I have had the unfortunate luck to have lived with have been nothing but bunch of useless good for nothing people. The so called Somali community usually consist of old, uneducated somali men whose motive for being there is to get a check at the end of every week. They do nothing to help the struggling families. They wake up in the morning and get in the community office and discuss 'reer hebel baa bari reer hebel wasay' and numerous other useless shyt. Their whole discourses are, mostly if NOT all the time, chained in one direction and that's the direction of qabiil. They don't offer any community guidance to the strving students, no help to the new arrivers, no help to anyone whatsoever. They're happy with getting a check of $300 every friday. The common people are also as useless as the community leaders. The best of business you'll see somalis establish are xawaalad and makhaayad which are both confined to the somalis. Kan ogu fiican baa laga yaabaa inuu meel tax return ah furto, and even that's only seasonal. In an area that's highly populated by somalis(70k or above) you'll seldom meet a doctor or an engineer. It feels like all that they've left for is to collect welfare from the DES and the best amongst us, to open a coffee shop.