A man has three daughters-in-law.
One, British born and raised. One Portuguese born and raised. One, American born and raised.
There is no way to know their lineage until they speak. Then you hear it.
English, Portuguese, American.
If seen, but not heard, which one would likely cause a narrowed eye or a tightened jaw?
The one born under the Stars and Stripes, in a state rich in names that reflect her heritage and the history of those here first. The one with brown American skin.
It is the difference between being uncomfortable with today’s America and being uncomfortable in today’s America.
Very true. I’m (was?) British and emigrated to the USA in 1976 (actually spent 4 years here in 1964) . The first time I went and a very naive late teen girl from London to Alabama, the second time to California. Two very different experiences.