Extreme poverty is not beautiful

Jayne Cravens wrote: I was in a convoy heading to the Pansjir Valley in Afghanistan once upon a time, when a non-Afghan man in the back seat started talking to his non-Afghan colleague about how beautiful and simply the people lived in Afghanistan, how idillic it was, how it was a shame to bring them …

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Apesma’s Lament: The Seattle Crime of Standing While Black

Tim Harris writes in his blog, Apesma’s Lament: Donald is one of those people who, not to put too fine a point on it, was f***ed from birth. Raised Black, male, and poor in the projects of New York, he took his best shot at success by joining the Army just in time for the …

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