To Jhuughun55 (and any others wondering): The point of this article, and all those in the Photo Journal series, is to highlight photographic work being made around the Triangle. Most will be the work of DL and I, but at times we will feature photographs by others that we feel deserve recognition, as in Tim's case.
Thank You for looking
jeremy m lange
Thanks for looking.
Full disclosure, I am a staff photographer for the Independent. I did not write, nor photograph the story.
I wonder how many people who speak so violently against those who would attempt to make a life in our country remember why their families are here in the first place. My family was allowed to emigrate in 1939 to escape the Nazi aggression in Germany against the Jews. Most of my family was killed in the struggle to get out of the country or in the camps that caught those who could not get out. My great grand parents died in labor camps designed to destroy what was left of their humanity after Kristallnacht left our family splintered and spread from New York to Rio to Dachau. Those who managed to escape, my Omi and Opa, fled across Europe and were lucky enough to have the money for a boat to New York and an unquestioned new life, but never one free from discrimination as the "other".
Anyone who would propose to throw all the "illegals" out and to send them back to where they came from has forgotten where we ALL came from and why our country was once considered the symbol of freedom in a world full of dictators and of power hungry supposed prophets.
Anyone who declares all people striving for a better life as criminals has woefully declared war on our own history as a country of open minded individuals and an open armed populace honoring the struggle for a
better world. Our ancestors shudder under the pressure of your words and I hope that we can once again show and prove that the values our country was founded on have not been forgotten in the recent rush to vilify all those who hope to feed their children and beyond that, find a better life for themselves. We owe it to ourselves and all those you still look to us as a nation of ideals and the will to follow through.
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