Neighborhood party we were not invited

Mom-and-Dad_DatingNinfa Pena-Purcell,
College Station, TX.

This picture of my parents captures a young Mexican American couple with aspirations to live the American dream in the 1950s only to find out that their family of six children would never be welcomed in their neighborhood. Years later this experience has stayed with me and made me resolve to live my life with purpose and compassion for others.

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  • Meghan McDonald

    How easy it would have been for a family to invite them for lemonade. It’s sad to imagine your parents longing for community amidst a neighborhood of potential friends.

 

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