Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol - Greta Streed November 2 2009 Jonathan...

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Greta Streed November 2, 2009 Jonathan Kozol: Life on the Mississippi This reading was by far the most shocking I have encountered so far this year. Starting right at the beginning where East St. Louis was described as “a repository for a nonwhite population that is now regarded as expendable”. This pretty much sums up the article; people are being seen as expendable. We take for granted the fact that our garbage is picked up regularly. In East St. Louis however, there are “rats as big as puppies” because there’s so much garbage lying around and “the odor of smoke from burning garbage has become one of the scents of spring”. It seems that this problem is only increased by the “people on the Bluffs” who support the separation between “Bluffs and Bottoms” and don’t pay taxes towards flood problems that the Bottoms experience even though the Bluffs are the cause of the flood problems. Children who live in the Bottoms are experiencing huge health problems due to living in
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course ENGL 341 taught by Professor Danielle during the Fall '10 term at CSU Chico.

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