These are examples of reunions who honor their backgrounds and origins. Every family has much of celebrate in the richness of their history.
Diversity is the cornerstone of America but too often ethnicity and race are politicized, polarized and romanticized. Ignoring differences, trying to boil them away in the big melting pot aggravates social fragmentation. Instead of glossing over the strong pull of tradition – long after immigration – reunions put those values to work, binding strong families and communities.