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After reading Slipping, I realized that our society is interrelated and composed of so many different cultures and identities; which makes it hard for people to find a place called “home.” Like the Confederate flag incident and how Nkechi perceives the Christmas lights in her dormitory, one person’s “home” can be viewed as something foreign from others. This realization brought me back to Platt’s classroom in the Arts of the Contact Zone, where “no one was excluded, and no one was safe.” Similarly, no one was at home in Slipping, which I believe reiterated the need to acknowledge different “homes” by accepting the “contact zones” that exist everywhere.