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What It Is

After the 2016 election, Clifford Thompson wanted to break out of his bubble and understand how others understood themselves and the world.

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Until 2016, writer Clifford Thompson felt like an American first and foremost. Following Trump’s election, Thompson was shaken to see how differently his fellow Americans seemed to understand the world. He found himself reflecting on his American identity—where it came from, how it developed over time and what it means to be “rooted” in a…

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