Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thomas Sowell Remembers His Hometown

And finds "it is painful... to realize that youngsters growing up in the same places... where I grew up more than 60 years ago have far less chance of rising economically, educationally or otherwise— Harlem Then and Now.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Don't even get me started on my own . . .

I hear this song and realize I'm on the other side!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrsgIEBwIZM

. . . when in fact my hometown's soundtrack was featured in the film that began with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okpCx87orOA

And yes - I too literally walk these same streets (today), shop at these same stores, and have even studied with and taught "these type of people."

Of course, here's a slightly more recent "hardcore" musical take: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDxTiVAzv1U

This, though is slightly more in line with the 'ol DNA, for whatever that's worth:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m2PFzCKEPg

New York, of course, is for all. Let's keep it safe for everyone!

August 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM  

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