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Chobani’s founder faces death threats for his support of immigrants

According to the New York Times, Chobani’s founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, has taken serious heat for hiring more than 300 refugees to work in his factories and starting a foundation to help migrants. His company has been the victim of attacks, sometimes of a racist nature, on social media and some websites, including Breitbart News. Ulukaya, … Continue reading “Chobani’s founder faces death threats for his support of immigrants”

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According to the New York Times, Chobani’s founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, has taken serious heat for hiring more than 300 refugees to work in his factories and starting a foundation to help migrants. His company has been the victim of attacks, sometimes of a racist nature, on social media and some websites, including Breitbart News.

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Ulukaya, who will be speaking later today at the Fast Company Innovation Festival, is a Turkish immigrant of Kurdish descent. 

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Elizabeth Segran, Ph.D., is a staff writer at Fast Company. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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