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  •  The New Colossus (no, not me) (1+ / 0-)
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    LaFeminista

    "The quote on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say 'give me your English-speaking only, Christianity-believing, heterosexual masses.' It says 'give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses tempest-tost'."

    No, it doesn't say that, either.  What is does say is

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tos't to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

    •  sometimes we have to abreviate for clarity (0+ / 0-)

      the meaning in general is maintained

      "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

      by LaFeminista on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 03:09:36 AM PST

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