Fourth of July, Re-mixed

What does a multiracial American future look like?

Like this.

My hometown (and my parents’ current town) of Temple City, CA is a small east LA County town of veterans that has been transformed by recent immigration from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other locales. Wednesdays are concert nights during the summer, and its July 3rd concert looked like this:

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It's nice to see everyone out for these concerts, even when "summer outdoor concert series" aren't necessarily a tradition in East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, or other areas. But residents young and old came out because, as an older woman stated, “It makes you feel good!”

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Here is who originally dedicated the park:

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And here's who are Temple City veterans today. Many are Filipino or Samoan.

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Temple City youth are more re-mixed than in generations past. But they still look up and out - and smile.

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