I could list off the ways I’ve been lucky in life, but it all stems from my parents’ decision to leave home and become American citizens.
The Vietnam War had ended in 1975, but five years later, the conflict was still fresh in people’s minds. The government was actively suppressing any suspected dissent. People were scrambling, trying to figure out how they were going to survive in this new oppressive and corrupt system. Some people, like my mom, figured out that they couldn’t.Details