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By Michele López-Stafford Levy

Necessity is the mum of invention and this all started with a plea on a listserv: "We have a 16 12 months previous Mayan Quiche younger guy who will not cease crying in our school". How determined needs to a dad or mum be to assert so long to their child/children to might be by no means see them back as a result of wars in Syria or gang violence in significant the United States making voters so determined? Will the youngsters make it alive to the subsequent border with such a lot of extra to pass? Will they honestly ultimately catch up with kinfolk? Or is that this natural folly? Will those kids be capable of visit institution for an equitable schooling and feature a better existence than their mom and dad may ever think? extra vital are the consequences for U.S. faculties: how are they handling the surprising inflow of kids refugees who're street weary and anticipated to take part in class buildings seamlessly? Many aren't conscious that, linguistically, those youngsters is probably not Spanish-speaking, yet in simple terms converse of their personal indigenous language.

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Furthermore, the freedom experienced by Europeans in the Americas was based on the labor of increasing numbers of forced migrants from Africa. To enjoy the “freedom” of America, Europeans needed the land and the labor of others. Seen from the perspective of Africans, the obsession of white Europeans with their own “freedom,” and the notion of the United States as a beacon of freedom, is more than a bit ironic. In fact, the independent United States retained the institution of slavery longer than did any European or Latin American land with the exception of Brazil and the Spanish colonies of Cuba and Puerto Rico.

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Although Africans, like Europeans, voyaged to America, their experience was more akin to that of Native Americans: it was one of violence, brutality, and enslavement rather than one of freedom. Furthermore, the freedom experienced by Europeans in the Americas was based on the labor of increasing numbers of forced migrants from Africa. To enjoy the “freedom” of America, Europeans needed the land and the labor of others. Seen from the perspective of Africans, the obsession of white Europeans with their own “freedom,” and the notion of the United States as a beacon of freedom, is more than a bit ironic.

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