American dream achievied in the middle of turbulent US Presidential electionby Beatrice Credi - 2016.11.09
Trump's victory did not destroy the dreams and ambitions of Ilhan Omar. Yesterday, the woman of Somali origin was elected to the House of Representatives in Minnesota, the first person of Somalian heritage in USA history to have achieved this. The thirty-one year old had escaped the civil war in Somalia, and after passing her childhood in Kenyan refugee camps, came with her family to the U.S. “I did not know one word of English”, she declared in an interview. But this did not keep her from climbing the social ladder that allowed her to win the Democratic primaries and ultimately win the election in her home state yesterday. And her victory speech had all of the elements of the “American Dream” seeing as she stated that she “wanted to continue to build a better society, richer and more equitable, in which all individuals will have the opportunity to find success”.
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