When Equal Isn't Fair1

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When Equal Isn't Fair 1.http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-south27jul27,0,5260500.story? coll=la-util-opinion-editorials FINDING A WAY HOME When Equal Isn't Fair South L.A. needs more than its share of homeless dollars. July 27, 2006 AFTER HER 5-YEAR-OLD SON was killed in a car accident, Susan Burton turned to drugs and spent 15 years cycling between jail, friends' couches and living on the streets. She eventually pulled herself back, bought a home and opened it to women in Watts who have nowhere else to turn. Eight years later, Burton shelters up to 18 homeless women and children in her modest three- bedroom home and a second house down the block that she bought three years ago. The women who stay with her typically are just out of jail, a mental hospital or a drug treatment program. Some leave within weeks; others remain up to two years. "It's a struggle," she said, "but these women aren't so broken they can't be fixed." Hopefully, the same can be said about the process
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2010 for the course ENGL 1A taught by Professor Churchill during the Fall '08 term at Mt. SAC.

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