Why is difference sometimes threatening?

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Significant Other

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Poet Rhina Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic, but came to the United States in 1939 after her family was forced into exile for opposing the Dominican government. For…

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On Some Streets

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Sarah Cortez is a teacher, poet, and police officer who often writes about her experiences on the force. Her poem “On Some Streets,” describes streets where people so not welcome…

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In Search of a Majority

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James Baldwin was born in 1924 in Harlem and was a novelist, essayist, playwright, and civil rights activist. In Search of a Majority is an adaptation from an address Baldwin…

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Shooting an Elephant

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George Orwell, best known as the political novelist who wrote1984 and Animal Farm, was also a prolific journalist and essayist. "Shooting an Elephant" (1936) grew out of Orwell’s service as…