Just as I decided that I probably wouldn't be able to post today (work has been particularly hectic), I saw JKR's Harvard Commencement Speech and I had to.

Please, please, please listen to it. It reminds us all of the power we have living in the U.S. What we say and do does matter to people everywhere. The headlines around the world after Obama secured the nomination is only one indication that the world is watching.

Being an immigrant, and knowing other immigrants coming from all over the world, I have heard people speak of the U.S. with a disdain that I can't really describe. There are a lot of beautiful things about this country that make it a privilege for me to live, study, and work here. But that doesn't mean there aren't things we can change here and around the world.

"You may never know what results come from your actions, but if you do nothing there will be no result." -Mahatma Gandhi


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