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Paper sons - Wikipedia
"Only in the 1960s did new legislation broaden immigration from Asia and gave paper sons a chance to tell the truth about who they were and restore their real names in 'confessional' programs. But many chose to stick with their adopted names for fear of retribution and took their true names to their graves."
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june 2019 by cluebucket
Why Do Poor People 'Waste' Money On Luxury Goods?
"You have no idea what you would do if you were poor until you are poor. And not intermittently poor or formerly not-poor, but born poor, expected to be poor and treated by bureaucracies, gatekeepers and well-meaning respectability authorities as inherently poor. Then, and only then, will you understand the relative value of a ridiculous status symbol to someone who intuits that they cannot afford to not have it."
tressie_mcmillan_cottom  talkingpointsmemo  writing  poverty  status  society  culture  america  justice  bureaucracy  policy  feminism  clothing  fashion  appearance  symbol  wealth  2013  2010s  luxury 
november 2013 by cluebucket
When Will We Learn? - TIME
admitting that I just ♡ Fareed. but there are good points in here. basically -
"We've been talking about America's education decline for three decades now, so much so that we are numbed by the discussion. But the consequences of that crisis are only just becoming fully apparent."
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november 2011 by cluebucket

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