Taboos in American Society

These are topics that are almost always off limits in discussions, public or private, in America:

  1. Abortion
  2. Religion
  3. Income and salaries
  4. IQ
  5. Pledge of Allegiance
  6. “In God we Trust” on dollar bills
  7. Race (in many cases)
  8. Education (your own lack thereof)

Europeans have their own taboos, but they are in different, not necessarily overlapping areas. For instance, you can rip about religion as much as you wish, and you may get a very heated argument, but you’re not offending or insulting people.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness – Mark Twain.

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