Conditional Citizens

Laila Lalami braids statistics and historical context with her lived experiences to illustrate how unjust policies can affect individual lives.

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“Being a citizen of the United States, I had thought, meant being an equal member of the American family, a spirited group of people of different races, origins, and creeds, bound together by common ideals,” writes Laila Lalami. “As time went by, however, the contradictions between doctrine and reality became harder to ignore. While my…

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