Without Kindness, We Lose Our Common Dignity

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“As I’m riding the overnight train from Chicago to New Mexico, an elderly African-American man in a wheelchair is taken off the train by paramedics, police, and the conductor. Earlier, I had heard the car attendant say something about a minor heart attack. The man, a double amputee, shivers in the cold night air as he argues with the authorities in words I cannot hear through the sealed train window. Fifteen minutes later, they put him back on the train, and we continue on our way.”

Author: Rivera Sun
Published in: Counter Punch
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Sierra County Prospect
Date: November 17,18,2015

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