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An American Immigrant, in Three Bruce Springsteen Tunes

What rock music taught me about being American

Picture of a Bruce Springsteen “Born in the U.S.A.” LP record in a record bin.
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“Born in the U.S.A.”

Picture it, a most American of all American pursuits, either an Indian Guides weekend or a weekend for Cub Scouts. It was my brother’s gig, but we all went along, me, my mom, and my dad, and…




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Yi Shun Lai

Yi Shun Lai

Diversity&Inclusion educator. Author, Pin Ups (9/20). Columnist, The Writer mag.; @gooddirt. Psst: Say “yeeshun.” You can do it!

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