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City Limits: I’m a New Yorker. I’m Also ‘Stateless.’ It’s Time for the U.S. to Help People Like Me

by Danah Abdulaziz

I’m a New Yorker, to the core. I grew up in Brooklyn in the late 1990s and early 2000s. I know not to eat pizza with a fork. When you hear me talk, I sound like a New Yorker. I say things like, “it’s brick outside,” when it’s freezing. Where others may walk miles to find a store, I prefer to go to the bodega right next door. If I give people directions, I’ll tell them how many blocks.


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