Category Archives: Inequality

“Texas Friendly”

“Our mobile home court is very secure,” the thin retired woman with coiffured gray hair told me. “As you can see, we have a high chain link fence and are a gated community. The crime rate in here is nearly … Continue reading

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Inequality

We smelled the house before we reached it, a terrible stench of human waste and illness. The green, eight foot square house stood on tilted brick stilts. Rotten debris was piled under the base, and a thin, limping gray kitten … Continue reading

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April

There is a memory I have. It is of a friend so dismembered from all that was accepted that she seems almost a breath, but she was important. I remember her face right as the tips of our breasts began … Continue reading

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Unions

I sat next to Mary’s Robinson, a retired African American, textile union organizer from Alabama. I tape recorded her story as she described union power in the past. “In 1979 we also went up to Washington D.C., to this big … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop

  My friend and her three children lived in a snug and clean chicken coop behind my friend’s father’s house. Her children were neat, mannerly, and highly intelligent. Every week she checked out library books for them and stored the … Continue reading

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“The New Jim Crow”

  I first saw the title six months ago. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (1210). Could it be that the author was comparing our current prison system to the notorious system … Continue reading

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