I think all children have potential for anything, to be anything, to be anybody. living in this neighborhood, it strips them of their innocence and their ability to be whatever they want to be, just living in an urban neighborhood.
“There are some benefits. They provide your children with vaccinations, things that they can’t get in third world countries, things that we take for granted… they can take care of me medically but the rest of me is just dangling out there, hanging on a rope...”
We didn’t get anything but applications that day. We filled them out, but two employees, as a matter of fact, told us that you will not get a job there unless you keep coming back like every week. And I just felt like that’s so much energy to put on a thrift store job. I would put that much effort in another job in a hospital, in a legal office, in a non-profit organization. That I would put my energy into. I don’t even have transportation to get down to that thrift store.