Essay written for online magazine CultureHoney.com. Originally posted August 2, 2016.
Here was the America I had studied in school. Here was the melting pot where immigration creates citizens.
CARNIVALS: DIVERSITY IN AMERICA
I stood under a canopy of strung lights and watched the carnival-goers mill about before me. The air was heavy with thick summer humidity and the warm, comforting aroma of funnel cakes and powder sugar. Jingling music, laughs and the occasional shrieks from one of the more “death-defying” carnival rides arose from the steady hum of chatter.