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Daily English 1191 - Living on the Fringes of Society

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Carla: Why do those teenagers have to dress like that? Don’t they want to fit in?

Donald: Maybe they feel marginalized and they’re showing their feelings of alienation through their clothes.

Carla: That’s just a bunch of psychobabble. Nobody is treating them like second-class citizens. They’re choosing to set themselves apart, to make themselvesoutcasts.

Donald: Maybe they don’t feel they have the same access and privileges that other people do because of social class, religious beliefs, or other factors.

Carla: Nobody is shunning them. They choose to live on the fringe of society. They need to stop making themselves conspicuous and integrate into society.

Donald: What if they doubt they’d be accepted?

Carla: That’s ridiculous.

Donald: Would you want one of them as your neighbor?

Carla: Well, I…well…

Donald: I think I’ve proved my point.

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