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Offline henrypie

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Re: Something, or things, we are proud of.
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2006, 07:01:01 pm »
Hey Anke and Isabelle,
Very lovely posts.  My country has its hideous past as well -- slavery, and its modern cousin, intractable racism.  It is incredibily frustrating to see people misunderstand or deny how intensely the past shapes the present.

On balance, I'm not proud of America, but I do love it.


Hmm, a few things I am proud of:
-This community
-The very small amount of volunteer tutoring I do in a public elementary school whose children live and breathe a culture of poverty, ignorance, and violence.
-My mom, who teaches those children, full-time, every day.

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Re: Something, or things, we are proud of.
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2006, 02:16:01 am »


Hmm, a few things I am proud of:
-This community
-The very small amount of volunteer tutoring I do in a public elementary school whose children live and breathe a culture of poverty, ignorance, and violence.
-My mom, who teaches those children, full-time, every day.

What you and your mom are doing are invaluable. I always believed in school and education. But then it's also for the pupils to seize this opportunity...
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