- Emma Lacey-Bordeaux: if we could define 2017 with a word, it should be "hospitality"
- Instead of merely tolerating difference, we need to embrace and welcome it, she says
Emma Lacey-Bordeaux is an editor at CNN's The Row. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)Like many Americans, I don't entirely know how long ago my family came to this land. I don't know what kind of reception they initially enjoyed. But in my lifetime, my skin color and my class status have meant that no one has ever insinuated that I don't belong here. No one has ever shouted "go back to France" at me.