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Mad Country - "America the Great Equalizer" Summary & Analysis

Samrat Upadhyay
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Biks is a young Nepali man attending Northern Illinois University in Skokie, Illinois when he hears about the shooting of African-American man Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in nearby Ferguson, Missouri. The people Biks socializes with, mostly other Nepalis, believe that Brown deserved to be shot because he robbed a convenience store, but Biks is not so sure. His friends make racist comments about black people, and Biks speaks up to disagree, pointing out the history of racism in America that makes the shooting a lot more nuanced than they are supposing. Biks tries to call his girlfriend Seema back in Nepal, but cannot reach her. Shortly thereafter, he hears from a family friend that Seema married another man. Biks is crushed, as he thought Seema would eventually move to America and they would start a life together. He begins...

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