"During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump supporter and Mexican-American Marco Gutierrez made a particularly ludicrous statement, "My culture is a very dominant culture. It is imposing and it's causing problems. If you don't do something about it, you're going to have taco trucks [on] every corner." (September 2016 interview with Joy Reid on MSNBC)
I mean first of all, a taco truck on every corner would be pretty great. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton agreed as well: "I personally think a taco truck on every corner sounds absolutely delicious."
But on a serious note, diversity has been proven to create more innovative teams, more profitable businesses, and safer communities. Despite this, it's a reality that many corners of America cause immigrants to look down on their cultures. Ironically, this repression breeds discord and weakness, and not the unity and strength touted by proponents of the so-called "real America."
I hope people go get a taste of the America I know: get yourself some lengua tacos. Find out what the heck gochujang is. Stop in at that Indian grocer you always drive by. Break bread with someone different from you and connect over cuisine. Let's share how great and delicious America already is." - Catherine Nguyen
Catherine T. Nguyen is an interaction and graphic designer working in the Bay Area. She's a second-generation Vietnamese-American and her stomach is quite pleased about that. She's passionate about diverse representations of people in media, because, simply put: seeing is believing.
About What Makes America Great
What Makes America Great is a collection of designs celebrating the things that our artists believe make America truly great. Proceeds support DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones that advances economic, environmental, and criminal justice solutions.
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