Kingsolver's Patriotism: Religion As A Difference Among America

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While Kingsolver recognizes religion as a difference among America, her emphasis along with Dr. King is the issue regarding race in our nation. Kingsolver writes about how patriotism is love for his or her own country, and recognizes that not everyone has the same way of expressing their love. Kingsolver alludes to a white man screaming in the streets that he was an American and then “killed a Sikh man wearing a turban” because he was not a native born American (549). It is clear that this incident is a distortion of patriotism. This man interpreted the word patriotism as being the white race. The man should have realized that after a tragic incident like 2001, a country must stand together and gave their
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