slum demolition

Slums exist to be destroyed

Watching people's homes crushed to the ground is a horrible experience. Two years ago I saw police officers assemble in a nearby slum. I walked inside to find bulldozers obliterating brick and stick dwellings. Families were crying while a line of 50+ heavily armed officers blocked anyone who might attempt to stop them. I felt …

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The moment that changed my life

The second moment that changed my life came during my first trip overseas.1 Just two days after the initial culture shock of emerging from an airport in a developing nation on the opposite side of the world from the country I knew, I spent a night wandering the streets of one of Asia’s largest megacities. …

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