Archive | Quote of the Week

18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Validations

I think this is a powerful quote from poet and artist Nayyrihah Waheed completely validates my immigrant experience. We often speak about the contributions of immigrants to the U.S. but not enough is said about how we actually get treated once we have sacrificed everything to be here. It almost makes the sacrifices not worth it. I […]

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01 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

February Food for Thought: On Fear, Race, Change and Borders

On fear: Focus on believing in yourself. Everything else falls into place. When you give people the power to set time-lines on your life, you lose. Fear isn’t a sign of defeat necessarily. But having that fear dictate your actions or inaction is certainly defeat. On race: Yay for Black History Month. Isn’t it so […]

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29 November 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Quote of the Week: Americans Shouldn't Fear a Borderless World

There will always be immigrants. A human can work the same job in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas and make six times as much money on the north side of the border. That’s six times as much food in a baby’s mouth, six times as often that a family can run hot water […]

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