Sense of Decency

Listening to others, seeing things through their eyes.

By JIM McKEEVER A character in Linda Britt’s play, “American Dreams: Immigration Stories,” delivers a searing monologue challenging the sanitized view of American history, its omission of brutal European colonialism and the centuries of suffering it caused people of color who were here first or brought here as slaves. The character, a young woman who …

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Bleeding Heart By DEBRA ROSE BRILLATI The very ideathat someone thinkscalling me a bleeding heartis an insultis at the heartof our inabilityto understand one another. If my heart did not bleedfor the pain of othersif it did not boilhot inside my chestat the sight of a childbeing separated from her motherif it did not send …

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