By Karl A. Racine
Karl A. Racine is the D.C. Attorney General.
My mother, Marie-Marcelle Buteau Racine, emigrated to the United States in 1963 from Haiti in hopes of creating a better life for our family. She arrived to find a nation struggling to break free of injustice. That year, she joined hundreds of thousands at the Mall for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was there, by the reflecting pool, as she added her voice to that collective call for change, that she discovered an abiding love for the United States of America.