Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
One lesson we can draw from this history is that perseverance in the face of hostility and discrimination pays off. In the words of the Franco-American community, even with all those difficulties, and after all this time, they community is “toujours icitte” (still here).
According to a study by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, most Americans wouldn’t be able to pass the U.S. Citizenshp Test.