There is only one America. Politicians and pundits may suggest otherwise but our nation does not have a new standard of what it means to be an American.
I woke up on November 9 in the same country in which I went to bed on November 8. I worked for the Obama reelection campaign in 2012 as well as in his administration, and proudly served as the Deputy Foreign Policy Adviser on Secretary Clinton’s national campaign staff so I understand the impact this election had on many.
Outside of the far ends of the political spectrum, what sets most of us apart isn’t the values themselves, but the lens through which we understand them. Regardless of where we’re from and what we believe, we strive for opportunity.