Inherent in the concept of pluralism is the ability to accept things that we may not understand—for example, for a Hindu like me, a proselytizing religion's need to propagate the faith, since I see faith and spirituality as a personal journey. While Professor Ahmed's appreciation for the founders' pluralist vision appeals to me, the seesaw teeters again: what exactly is a "good American" and what is the "American identity" that to be embraced? Are assimilation and acculturation indicators of whether someone is a good American? Not every issue fits into a neat little box; it is in peeling back the layers of complexity and wrestling with the choices placed before us, while respecting those made by others, that we can achieve pluralism.
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