One of my former students lost a family member this month, and wrote a thoughtful and powerful post on the blog he started with two of his other friends who were in our program: "Family Statistic." Here is someone who has been through a lot - he's served in Iraq, for example - and is dumbfounded not only at the violence in this city but at the lukewarm response most of us have offered in response. I appreciate the emotion and the indignation that is contained in this post, and offer my condolences during this time of mourning and loss. This young man's blog begs the question: how many more of us have to lose family members before we wake up to the fact that we have a problem of catastrophic proportions?
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