Tag Archives: Social justice

Counting Their Teeth

“I earned my social security,” the woman told her friend. “I paid for it from the day I turned eighteen. All those years of hard work. It’s not like it is welfare.” Her friend nodded her head enthusiastically. “It’s not.” … 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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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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