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  •  Perhaps his family hails from Cuba? (1+ / 0-)
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    •  Did you not read the letter? He is not Cuban. (3+ / 0-)
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      That said, not all Cubans are Republicans, especially the younger ones.

      The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

      by sebastianguy99 on Tue May 14, 2013 at 10:34:20 AM PDT

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      Although I was born an American citizen, I feel that my experience, and that of many from Puerto Rico, is intertwined with those who are referred to as illegal. My grandfather served in an all-Puerto Rican segregated Army unit, the 65th Infantry Regiment. He then helped, along my grandmother, shatter glass ceilings for Puerto Rican women raising my aunt to become the first Puerto Rican woman astronomer with a PhD in astrophysics (an IQ of a genius as far as I’m concerned). Puerto Ricans, as many other Americans still today have to face issues of discrimination in voting and civil rights.

      "War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate." ~ Al Cleveland & Marvin Gaye (1970)

      by JBL55 on Tue May 14, 2013 at 11:11:10 AM PDT

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      •  Thought the story of the grandmother (3+ / 0-)
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        was especially chilling. Gives me spine tingles rereading it.

        One of my recurring experiences in nursing, especially home  care, was encountering people whose race, gender and birth time had clearly kept a brilliant mind from getting the education it was more than capable of. Cutting off their contributions to whatever field and humanity.

        A Latino man was the standout in that group.

        "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

        by Ginny in CO on Tue May 14, 2013 at 12:32:03 PM PDT

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          Mozart Assassiné.

          « Quand il naît par mutation dans les jardins une rose nouvelle, voilà tous les jardiniers qui s’émeuvent. On isole la rose, on cultive la rose, on la favorise. Mais il n’est point de jardinier pour les hommes. Mozart enfant sera marqué comme les autres par la machine à emboutir...Ce qui me tourmente,...c’est un peu, dans chacun de ces hommes, Mozart assassiné. »

          "When a mutant rose arises in a garden, all the gardeners rejoice. They give it a special place, they cultivate it, they bestow all their care on it. But there are no gardeners for people. An infant Mozart is marked just like all the others by the stamping press...What torments me is...in each of these people, a bit of Mozart murdered."

          and Stephen Jay Gould, The Mismeasure of Man
          We pass through this world but once. Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.

          Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

          by Mokurai on Tue May 14, 2013 at 01:08:46 PM PDT

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