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Poolside in Poverty

 Woman in Granada 

Margot Page wants her family to learn Spanish. She’d like her children to understand, really understand, what a privileged life they lead in the U.S. She takes them to Nicaragua. Her kids aren’t the only ones to realize that our world is unfair, complicated, and confusing on the norm.

By the time they reach Granada, the entire family is thoroughly overwhelmed.

Page’s self-conscious, apologetically honest observations in Brain, Child serve as a reminder to everyone that Americans (and the rest of the West) are entitled. For all our self-loathing, though, the only hope for decreasing global disparity is to confront it head-on.

Source: Brain, Child 

Image:Woman in Granada by Tabea Huth, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.