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Julian Castro on Families & Children

 

 


Each generation wants better lives for their children

The American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don't always cross the finish line in one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. My grandmother never owned a house. She cleaned other people's houses so she could afford to rent her own. But she saw her daughter become the first in her family to graduate from college. And my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.
Source: Speech at 2012 Democratic National Convention , Sep 4, 2012

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