“I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” – James Baldwin
My sister and I came to this country when were 4 and 7, respectively. I love this country for the opportunities it has afforded us. As a 7 year-old child, never had I imagined I would accomplish the goals I’ve accomplished. I don’t think I dreamed of anything other than getting my 64-count crayons back that were stolen and not getting a beating at school. 21 years later, I have a college degree and I’m working towards a master’s. I’ve traveled. I have access to clean water and A.C. It’s not always easy, but I have access to things other people don’t. So, I am grateful and love this country. My life could have been completely different and I thank God for his grace and mercy.