The Tale of the Trump Family
A tale of two families the first features a daughter. Her name is Ivanka. Recently, her father was elected President of the United States. Today, he described how unfairly his daughter was treated. In this case, Nordstrom announced they will no longer carry her clothing line. In the world of power, a single tweet can change minds.
The Tale of the Garcia Family
Next, we meet Guadalupe. A wife and mother of two. Today, she reported to an ICE office and was taken into custody. As a result, tonight her family and supporters are physically blocking her return to Mexico. In this case, after eight years of yearly reporting to ICE she is being deported. As a result, her family uses their voices to defend her.
America Warts and All
With this in mind, I am reminded there are two America’s. While power has long been a divide. Today, it plays out in the media for all to see. Though my family does not have an immigrant story. Similarly, we cannot claim a story of power. After living abroad for almost a decade I see America differently. Now, I see a duality, who we are and who we aspire to be. In closing, I hope one day we one day achieve our aspiration.
About the Author
Currently, Judi Bonilla is the Director of Program Innovation at Advocates For Aging. She is the first gerontologist to speak at South by Southwest. Judi has also spoken at the American Society on Aging and Certified Senior Advisors conferences. She also served as a fellow for Hispanics in Philanthropy and Senior Service America. Judi is the author of Freewheeling After Sixty a book for older drivers. In addition, you can find her at theaginexpert.com.