How Safe Is America?

April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

I think that this is a very interesting essay but the author makes me question her when she starts addressing the woman in the photo coming out of the world trade center on September 11th.  She says that this woman is part of the comfortable class in the United States and that she has not faced the same issues as the lower classes in the US.  I found this interesting as the lower paying jobs in most buildings are closer to the ground floor, and as you work your way up people are paid more.  The author has no idea from the photo what class the woman was coming from, and is making judgements just on her skin color and what she was wearing, which is something that she herself I am sure would not want to be judged on.  That is simply judging a book by its cover and is not digging deeper to find out who this woman really is.  I also think that although she does make some interesting and intriguing points in her essay speaking about September 11th and trying to relate it to her points was a little off, and I didn’t think that a lot of the points had anything to do with each other.

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