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The Fractured State of America

Blindsided by personal signs of a U.S. culture clash

Photo by Rommel Davila on Unsplash

One learns cultural things when you move 800+ miles away from your hometown. There are some concepts you expect to explain to new friends you make, as well as ideas you will learn from them about your new locale. Things like:

  • carry a light jacket with you on a visit to Chicago in April. (I had to…




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Joel A. Johnson

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

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