We put the word “illegal” in the headline because there’d be no incentive for The New York Times to publish an op-ed encouraging legal immigration. So here’s an idea (from an associate professor at NYU’s journalism school, the same place that hired Talia Lavin and Lauren Duca to teach): look at immigration as reparations for everything bad that’s ever happened or will happen because of “the West.”

The op-ed was published a couple of weeks ago, but the tweet is still making the rounds and adding to that ratio.