Where are you from?
I have a friend, a gorgeous woman of color with turquoise eyes, who answers this question with another: how far back? Far enough, and you and I are relatives. More recently, in 1948, my Korean parents traveled to America for a year’s visit. The outbreak of the Korean War kept them here. I was born in New York, the last of six, have lived in a few other states and have been a District of Columbia resident for most of my life. Like half a million other DC residents, I pay federal taxes but have neither a vote in the House nor the Senate. Please write to your congressional representatives and ask them to support congressional voting rights for District of Columbia citizens like me.