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Four Ways the Cultural Wisdom of Immigrants is Benefitting America

Immigrants have enriched America with their cultures, through everything from food to medical care. This is a rationale for immigration reform.

The most diverse gathering of races and ethnicities from across the world is living in one place here in the United States. Ours is truly an unprecedented experiment in the history of societies. In this country, where almost everyone’s ancestors came from somewhere else, the issues of immigration reform and the status of undocumented citizens have recently come to the fore. As the son of immigrants from India, I have experienced firsthand how the cultural wisdom of immigrants enriches America. By realizing how other cultures can benefit us, maybe we can all come to a better understanding of why fair legal forms for immigrants should be instituted.

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Four Ways the Local Food Movement Is Transforming Race Relations in America

In the salad bowl that is American diversity, these four pilars of the local food movement are bringing people together to learn about each other.

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Five Reasons Why Urban Farming is the Most Important Movement of our Time

I love suburbia not for what it is, but for what it could be. While most other houses on my street have grass lawns, my yard sprouts...

I love suburbia not for what it is, but for what it could be. While most other houses on my street have grass lawns, my yard sprouts zucchinis, tomatoes, pomegranates, kale, spinach, apples, figs, guavas, almonds, garlic, onion, strawberries, and more. Over 500 plant species all in all. We grow more than 3000 pounds of food per year on a plot of land the size of a basketball court—enough fruits and vegetables to feed my family of four year-round. Our house is part of a growing global movement of people involved in urban farming.

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