Meet 1 of the 11 million people who might make you uncomfortable, but really shouldn't.

Jose Antonio Vargas has lived his whole life in America. He's been a model citizen, as have his grandparents. So why isn't he an American?


  • At 1:20, he shares a tragic part of his story.
  • At 2:21, he calls out the entire immigration system.
  • At 3:08, he shares an awful fact about our government.
  • At 3:58, he introduces his entire legal family.
  • At 4:15, he explains why you shouldn't call him Illegal.
  • At 5:45, he asks a really great question.
  • At 6:15, he asks an even better question that every Congresscritter should be forced to answer before deciding these things.
I've found that people who read my stuff get uncomfortable sharing immigration stories, even though they are some of the most important ones we can share. There are real families, doing nothing wrong, who are affected by this. So do me a favor. Ignore that inner voice that says, "Immigration doesn't impact me, and I don't know what we should do, so I'm gonna ignore it." You don't have to grasp all the nuances of it to at least start a conversation. Click the share button and help bring some much needed attention to an issue that people don't talk about enough.
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She split the audience members into two groups based on their eye color. Those with brown eyes were given preferential treatment by getting to cut the line and given refreshments while they waited to be seated. Those with blue eyes were made to put on a green collar and wait in a crowd for two hours.

Staff were instructed to be extra polite to brown-eyed people and to discriminate against blue-eyed people. Her guest for that day's show was diversity expert Jane Elliott, who helped set up the experiment and played along, explaining that brown-eyed people were smarter than blue-eyed people.

Watch the video to see how this experiment plays out.

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