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  •  No, that's not the bigger issue. (0+ / 0-)

    I went to extremely disadvantaged schools.  More than a few of my classmates were Cambodian, Thai, or Laotian.  Some of them were drugged out gang-bangers and some were in the top of the class.

    Just like, well, the black kids and latino kids and white kids.

    Poverty means higher rates of drug abuse and alcoholism and broken families for everybody .

    "I'm tired of hearing that it's "pragmatic" to support positions that most people oppose." RFK Lives

    by JesseCW on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 03:23:04 PM PDT

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