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Haunted By A Phantom Gap Year

Why is extended leave such an anathema in the USA?

I recently attended a college graduation of a close family member. I hadn’t been to a school graduation in a few years, particularly due to…you guessed it… the pandemic lockdown. With fresh eyes, I sat and marveled at the pageantry in this process. What always gets me is the animated excitement that African-American families…



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Joel A. Johnson

Family man, & creative who enjoys karaoke, poetry, & balance sports (skating & skiing). I focus on social justice. Writes for The Lark, AfroSapiophile, WEOC