May. 19th, 2011

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I was born by the river in a little tent
And just like the river, I've been running ever since
It's been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come.
Sam Cooke, "A Change is Gonna Come".

It's hard to explain why those lines move me so much. Perhaps because it's a personal story and a communal story at the very same time, from beginning to promised end, all wrapped up and moving together.


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After this article, I promise readers I'm going to make a concerted effort not to turn this LJ into all Strauss-Kahn case all the time. But damn, this is a good question.

What If DSK's Accuser Had Been Undocumented?

 
Read more... quote about sexual assault statistics for immigrant women )
The most effective way to support these women is to support humane immigration reform.

This is a sobering note for those of us who are congratulating the US justice system for doing a good job in this case. I do think they're doing a good job, but it's a bright spot in a dark picture.

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