Once you are an immigrant, you never forget that you are one.
The truth is, immigrants tend to be more American than people born here.
It’s the same American dream that every immigrant has ever had.
The United States is unique because we are an empire of ideals.
It was not the ideals of Independence Square ? it was backstage intrigues,
Do not use that foreign word “ideals.” We have that excellent native word “lies.”
While the ideals espoused in No Child Left Behind (NCLB) are admirable, the realities of the Bush plan are not, … NCLB imposes rigid and expensive mandates on public schools. It judges adequate yearly progress using a one-size-fits-all formula, a measure that gives schools an incentive to lower testing standards in order to meet federal...
repeat after me:1. our immigrant families are not just ‘homophobic’ they are also ‘colonized.’2. our parents have histories, genders, and sexualities, too.3. they are just as broken as we are (but we have the words — i mean the english — to say it)4. the diaspora responds to racism with heteronormativity5. trauma seeps through generations
Poor Father, I see his final exploration. He arrives at the new place, his hair risen in astonishment, his mouth and eyes dumb. His toe scuffs a soft storm of sand, he kneels and his arms spread in pantomimic celebration, the immigrant, as in every moment of his life, arriving eternally on the shore of...
One day, I will look up and all the people I know will be dead or abroad.
[Other than those details, the proud mixed-ethnicity actress added that the game will concentrate on several ideals of great importance to her: racial tolerance, nonviolence, and geographical awareness.] I’m going to pick seven cities in the world, because I travel so much and I think there’s so many cool, creative people in the world; I...