Stick And Salt Summary

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I think the argument for this week’s reading is the conflict between two cultures: the one someone is born to and the one someone is adapted to. In this week’s readings, the authors were stacked in two different worlds, their traditional home life and outside of family life. In Nguyen’s “Stick and Salt” the author had to create a fight in school to fit in with their peers while when he got home his mother was disappointed to him and told him to stay low and just focus to his studies. And in Rahim’s “A Muslim Citizen of the Democratic West” the author had a conflict of what society and relatives tells him to be and what his parents wants him to be. I think the most significant event in the article of “A Muslim Citizen of the Democratic West”

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