The Superman Question

The Superman Question

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer Junot Diaz recently appeared on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report to discuss his involvement with Georgia’s Freedom University, a college exclusively for undocumented immigrants. A comic book aficionado, Diaz equated undocumented children in America to the Man of Steel: “Every generation has to answer what I call ‘The Superman Question.’ He lands in America, he’s illegal. Are we going to give him the boot? Or are we going to have compassion?”

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This article originally appeared on Zola Books.