Monday, March 07, 2011

This Really Broke Me Down

60 Minutes:

They managed to actually find some articulate, sympathetic (and white) subjects, the kids particularly. I'm so sick of the rare feature on poverty focusing on people who, it is eventually pointed out, are drug addicts or have made some obviously stupid decision when there are so many people suffering through no fault of their own.

1 comment:

doyle said...

Thanks for sharing this.

One of the hardest parts for me back in my pediatrician days was bridging the gap between what is real (and these kids are real) and the rest of the world the privileged of us live in.

Really, the divide is enough to make me question my sanity. I wanted to talk about it, all the time.

And all I did was piss people off--