Sunday, March 10, 2013

not theirs, but ours.

"If I grow up, I'd like to be a bus driver."
--10-yr-old Lafayette Rivers in Alex Kotlowitz' There are No Children Here

"Children growing up in more privileged neighborhoods often ponder what they will do when they grow up, but not if they will grow up. The fact that place and race exert such a profound impact on one's future, or whether there will be a future, violates accepted notions of equal opportunity and fair play. The legitimacy of virtually all institutions is challenged when privilege is so unevenly distributed and for reasons beyond the control of so many individuals."--G.D. Squires and C.E. Kubrin

All I want to say is that this is something we should care about.  All of us. All the time. It's our problem and we need to do something about it.

1 comment:

mrs.thomas said...

So true! We are all in this life together and need to be more aware and giving to help others out of unmerited (as well as merited) bad situations.