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Opinion | How I Finally Managed to Connect to the American Flag

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I know I’m not alone in this. Lots of Americans are alienated by the arrogance they see in the flag — jingoism, nationalism, the whole greatest-country-on-earth stance at its most belligerent and least self-aware. As a Black American, my alienation is longstanding. For me, it’s also personal: I’ve always wanted to like the flag, but I could never get close to it. As a child, saying the Pledge of Allegiance in school, I knew I was mouthing words to a distant, demanding authority that didn’t have a positive notion of…

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