Charlottesville. Ferguson. #BlackLivesMatter. “No ban, no wall.” These are just a few of the places and names and phrases that surface in our social media feeds and headlines, highlighting the deep divides that exist in the United States of America and the reality that this “American melting pot” is also a place charged with tension over issues of race and ethnicity. The storytellers in this section approach these conversations with grace and hope—
Faye Dorcas Yung reminds us of the power of representation in the arts
George N. Ramírez outlines the critical role that social media plays in changing the narrative around Latinx culture
Sarah Chang reflects on “placelessness” and how she (and others she’s encountered) have experienced it.