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Being American
These are your stories about how “American” is defined in L.A.

The definition of American is elusive.

But in L.A., a city shaped by immigrants, we know that it does not refer to a race, an ethnicity, or a birthplace.

These are your stories, which together are helping us to continue the conversation about Americanness and who it belongs to that we started with our Race In L.A. series in 2020.

We’d love to hear from you
We want to hear your stories: about your families and how they built their lives here, about your struggles and successes, about the things that make you American and the ways in which you feel your Americanness is questioned.

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