As a nation, we have grown complacent and afraid.
We’ve grown complacency about the threat of terrorism.
We haven’t been able to understand the real cost of our wars, the costs of the incarceration of our most vulnerable people.
We have not had a strong economic recovery.
We need a strong national conversation about what we can achieve together to build a stronger future.
Our country has been a refuge for so many, but we are the only country that has been slow to embrace the new world of opportunity.
For too long, we’ve had to rely on others to make the leap of faith.
We must now step out of our comfort zone and ask ourselves if we really want to be a place where we can all get along.
The Great Migration was an opportunity for us to rethink our assumptions about the way we are meant to live, work, and play.
When the United States became a nation of immigrants in the 1880s, it wasn’t a surprise.
Immigrants were part of the American Dream, and they were seen as a potential force for change.
They were part the American community.
They could be trusted, supported, and trusted again.
But the Great Migrations also laid the foundation for a series of dramatic changes that have taken place since then.
The United States had a very different story to tell about its role as a nation.
In the 1840s, the U.S. was at war with Mexico and Britain, and it had just opened its doors to immigrants from other parts of the world.
In 1848, a wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in the United State and settled in the New York area.
These newcomers were part New Yorkers who came from a city that was a haven for Chinese laborers who had fled China.
In 1850, the United Kingdom began to open its doors, and this wave of immigrants made New York a hub of trade.
By the 1860s, a new generation of immigrants were entering the U