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Meta Post – Change can’t happen overnight

After reading this week’s articles along with the launch posts and query responses, I can say that this issue is far more complicated than I thought it was.  As the launch and query posters have made clear, there is no … Continue reading

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Imprisoning Refugees – There has to be a better way

September 11, 2001 is a day that will be remembered in American history.  It was a day of horrific tragedy, and it changed America forever.  Edwidge Danticat’s essay, “Not Your Homeland,” depicts the harsh conditions Haitian refugees faced when seeking … Continue reading

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Meta: Taking Care of the Poor – Mentally & Physically

After reading this week’s launch and query posts, it is obvious that this class has one conclusion in common: poor people have rights too.  There were multiple references to the Declaration of Independence and how everyone – no matter how … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Safe Zone (Launch Post 2/27)

“I See Everything Through This Tragedy” and “How to Halt the Butchery in Syria” address problems of violence that are taking place thousands of miles apart from each other, yet both articles give steps on how to end the violence.  … Continue reading

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