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Jorge Mérida
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Jorge Mérida is a long-time activist for public education and economic/racial justice living in Denver, Colorado, whose children themselves have made significant contributions to America's landscape as public servants. Now semi-retired, he assists the children of immigrants in successfully navigating public schools and moving toward college and successful careers. His blog at jorgemerida.com contains his musings on life in America.

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Whose Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness Is More Important?

(2) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 10:44 AM

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... I am sure that all of you who have been through political science and philosophy in universities have discussed these ad nauseam. These are concepts probably unfamiliar to others, people like my father, my uncles.

My father and uncles drove trucks, worked...

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A Child From Guatemala (a True Story)

(3) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 3:24 PM

This is the story of a child, refugee, and immigrant now cataloged as a humanitarian emergency who, in debilitating languor, waits for the good will of an American government to save him.

This is the story of a Guatemalan child barely 10-years old, who 60 years ago started his epic...

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