How safe is America?
April 2, 2012 § 2 Comments
After reading the essay “How Safe Is America?” I felt aggravated at the attempt Desiree Taylor made to compare the everyday struggles of poverty with the 9-11 attack. She started off by saying that a picture in a magazine she saw struck her the wrong way. It was a picture of a girl running out of the fiery building looking well dressed and stylish. She says that she tried to look at it with the horror that this lady might have felt but all that she thought was this is not the America she lives in. I believe everyone in this country is different and we are not all going to see eye to eye but for someone looking for sympathy or relate-ability , she did it the wrong way. She goes on to say that only after 911 did middle and upper class people feel unsafe, but she has felt unsafe her whole life. I do think that a lot of people ignore the struggles of poor people but, i do not think those struggles are comparable to being attacked by people outside the United States. Yes, it may seem scarier that your own people disregard you, but you should not make a comparison by downplaying such a horrible event.