“Because our humanity is shared”

“Because our humanity is shared”

I have no idea who this lady is but I am very grateful for her words when she closed the Asian American Dreamers rally outside Trump Tower last night.  She finished calling for solidarity for Dreamers, for Muslims, for Mexicans, for . .  well everyone knows the list by now.

She didn’t ask the crowd to stand by Muslims and Mexicans and Dreamers because we are “allies”, she called for solidarity because of a self-evident truth: Because our humanity is shared.

I am very grateful.  I am done with hearing about “intersectionality” and allies.  I do not stand with those attacked by this administration because I am an “ally”.  I stand with people targeted as strangers because our humanity is shared, because I am human and because I am an American . . . And so are the Dreamers we were rallying for last night.

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