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I Grew Up in a U.S. Colony. I Will Never Take Voting for Granted.

My ballot is a quiet love letter to nearly four million U.S. colonial subjects who are denied the right to vote

“Mamá Blanca will never get to do this.” That’s what crossed my mind every time I thought about casting my ballot in New York City on Election Day. My 85-year-old…



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Andrea González-Ramírez

Award-winning Puerto Rican journalist. Senior Writer at New York Magazine’s The Cut. Formerly GEN, Refinery29, and more. Read my work: