We are composed of stories.

What’s at stake in the immigration debates is both the future composition of America and the future compositions of America. This is a battle over the story of who we are, who we want to become and who will be included in that future.

I hope that the future compositions – the essays, poems, songs and stories – that define our society reflect the diverse composition of this nation. To ensure that is the case we need a media that not only represents that diversity, but also empowers people to tell their own story, and helps us all hear those many and varied voices.

For more on changing the story of immigration visit the wonderful campaign created by Jose Antonio Vargas: Define American.

(via jcstearns)