On Easter Sunday, 2000, I was enjoying a fresh squeezed orange juice from a diner in downtown Berkeley. It was a typical California morning, clear cyan sky just starting to get hot. I used to tell my friends who lived in tornado and hurricane tormented states and worried that I lived in earthquake country that “the world might end, but at least it will be a sunny day.” Well, the world didn’t end that day, but one of the most notorious news stories for that year, was reported. Early the previous morning, 6-year-old Elián González was snatched from a home in south Florida by INS federal agents and returned to his father in Cuba (Zimmerman, 2017). Alan Diaz, working for the Associated Press, won a Pulitzer Prize for his ...

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