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Opinion: Who is The Other?

by Sheila Velazquez

If you are to believe what you see in the mainstream media, most of the residents of the United States are healthy, wealthy and wise.

We live in a world where, increasingly, the gap between the haves and the have-nots doesn't just measure inequity, but absurdity. The other might as well be another species.
We live in a world where, increasingly, the gap between the haves and the have-nots doesn’t just measure inequity, but absurdity. The other might as well be another species.

They drive late-model cars, wear high-end labels, eat from plates artistically drizzled with colorful sauces and have help to perform all those nasty little jobs that get one’s hands dirty. They attend the galas that reunite them with their classmates for fun and profit and select nannies to care for their privileged children, who attend exclusive pre-preschools and benefit from prepaid educations at the most prestigious universities. And the rest of us are the “Other.” According to the media.

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