I am what’s wrong with America*
Anand Giridharadas
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Only one thing will satisfy James — your looking like him before you dare to have an opinion or a hairstyle of your choice. He cannot conceive of your having either without his permission. Or of your having intelligence, logic, ambition, a willingness to work for and achieve, success, comforts… What would kill him is your compassion, your largess, your humanity. Poor James. Most of the responses here are heartening, though.

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