A soda tax would fall more heavily on low-income Americans, for whom a few cents have greater impact. It is one (still) affordable pleasure.
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Bottom up approaches work because they do something different than usual, or because they support bottom up community, cooperation, sharing and community.
We must turn a critical eye inward, and face the fact that HIV/AIDS has reached crisis levels among the Black population of the US. The statistics are startling.
After reports of devastating floods in Haiti, Americans opened their hearts to flood victims. Dignitaries and celebrities visited and international relief agencies ministered emergency aid.
For blacks, it is a call to arms, a celebration of ingenuity, from the breakfast table to the church, to the classroom, to the street. For whites, Black in America has to be just as complicated to watch.
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