White Balloon

Daily Journal of Mahaan, an Iranian-American student residing in USA.

Friday, February 29, 2008

1% of Americans behind prison bars

The Pew's report is quite an embarrassment for America:

1% of Americans are behind bars (compare with Germany where the percentage is 8 times less.
One in 106 White Americans are imprisoned while one in 15 Blacks are (For young African Americans it is 1 in 9). So when you're sitting a bus and see 9 young African-Americans, be sure that American justice system calls at least one of those folks criminal.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Those thousands of miles ...

Sitting here in office and talking to relatives in Iran: Their sea of problems and troubles, loss of the loved ones and .... oh, there is a flow of memories coming to my mind which freezes me... can't work. Many attachments that haven't faded after 12 years... I miss home. But where is home really? Hell with this homelssnes!!
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