Recently I was thinking about the composition of my extended family and it goes something like this:
European American, African American, Mexican American, Moroccan/Arab American, French, Costa Rican American, Paraguayan American and Puerto Rican;
Christian, Muslim, Mormon, Buddhist, Agnostic;
Birthed, adopted, step;
Married, divorced, partnered, blended, single;
Born in U.S., immigrant;
Professionals, trades, artists, laborers, students, unemployed;
Veterans, currently serving, pacifist;
Democrat, Republican, Independent;
One years old to 81 years old.
Like I said, an all American family. Don’t even try to define us in any other way.
Image: The Flag is Bleeding, by Faith Ringgold, 1967