Happy Independence Day!

As the son of a refugee, today is particularly meaningful. Growing up, I was taught first hand the stories of war, ableism, and racism.

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My mother told stories of seeing the bombers come and destroy neighboring cities. My Opa told stories of being conscripted into service for the Nazi army.

I have relatives that were forcibly sterilized, due to being disabled. Probably others that died, due to…