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Of thee I sing

Here's something worth a half hour of your time today. 

It's a citizenship ceremony at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York that was held one week after the 2016 presidential election. The embedding here didn't code correctly, so start at 37:13 for an introduction and award given to Ambassador Samantha Powell, and her subsequent speech. (Or just watch the whole thing, of course.) Recall that if her parents had arrived here 100 years earlier, they would have been villified and portrayed in the media as dirty monkeys. But they would have made their way, and woven themselves into the tapestry the way all our grandparents did, helping to make this the place people all over the world wanted to come to for a better and safer life. 

Please take time to watch it.


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