ooking again, there are numerous truths Roya Hakakian, the creator of A Newbie’s Information to America for the Immigrant and the Curious, needs she had identified in regards to the US earlier than she arrived within the nation as a teenaged refugee within the Eighties. For instance, do native-born People even recognise what a privilege it’s to have the ability to return store-bought gadgets on demand?
“I believe many individuals who’ve been born and raised right here have simply made sure assumptions about, you understand, [even] the purchasing expertise,” Hakakian informed The Impartial . “Individuals assume that wherever on the earth, for those who’ve saved your receipt, you possibly can return an merchandise to the shop the place you purchased it from.
But, in lots of nations around the globe, that merely isn’t the case and a part of that, the creator and poet stated, is as a result of not all nations have a “system that’s arrange across the rights of the person…That’s nearly uniquely American”.