Now, this is very interesting, and very predictable on the part of a predominately republican southern state.
I'm sure the refugees were deliberately put there out of racism against them and at the same time to etch into their psychi a skewed picture of African Americans and/or predominately Black communities in America.
It's not coincidence that they found a Black woman standing [or to stand] on the porch of likely the worse looking house in that area, so that that picture could be beamed all across America, Syria and the entire world as 'the norm' for all African Americans and/or African American homes.
I do hope that the Syrian refugees can appreciate the fact that they are in a country [so far, though the political climate is rapidly being changed here too] where they can complain about their condition without being imprisoned or murdered.
I do agree with the woman in the article that is offended that help getting out of such an area is being promised to refugees fleeing a war-torn country, while no help has been offered the predomiantely Black people living there already. Not that I have anything against the refugees being helped to find somewhere better and safer to live in America, because I really hope they do; but it is extremely offensive, and racist, that such 'help' has not been offered to any African Americans that were already trapped in such delapidated, dangerous neighborhoods.