"What is it like for children to grow up here?" Kozol presents his first major argument, by implying that the disastrous conditions of the city affect the lives of the innocent children who live there. To give his argument validity, Kozol provides us with a personal story. A personal story, that focused on the life of seven-year-old Cliffe and how the city had influenced certain areas of his life. Cliffe was to take Kozol on a tour of the city, and to Kozol's surprise Cliffe appeared to be cheerful despite "the miseries and poisons that the world pumped into his life."
|St. Ann's Church where Kozol met Cliffe|
|In the 90's this was the major hospital |
that never received accreditation.
Before I conclude I just wanted to point out a quote that I found interesting made by Washington's son. "I believe that what the rich have done to the poor people in this city is something that a preacher could call evil. Somebody has power. Pretending that they don't so they don't need to use it to help people-that is my idea of evil." This brought me back to the articles we read by Johnson and Delpit where they argue that sometimes those who have power don't want to admit that they do because it makes them uncomfortable.
However, I believe those who have power, need to use it to help these people who are dealing with these diseases because WHEN IT COMES TO BEING SICK: