A First Family That Looks Like America

diverse190In my family, we speak English, French, Spanish, and at least three African languages.  Our surnames are German, Italian, Puerto Rican, and West African.  We are often accused of being the familial equivalent of the United Nations.

On January 20, our country  – and our family – got a new vision of what our nation’s First Family looks like and it’s one that mirrors my family’s experience.  This article about the Obamas’ in the New York Times illustrates how America is changing – from Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.  

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