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Oct 09 2013

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“…so tell me place doesn’t matter, that the neighborhoods that are predominantly healthy aren’t the same ones that are predominantly wealthy. Because when you’re not choosing between buying your medicine and your groceries, health doesn’t have to be a luxury, doesn’t have to be an abstract concept presented in academic journals and policy briefs…”

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That’s the sound of a fairly well done job of capturing my guilt about where I’m from and where I am now, and how life just isn’t fucking fair for these kids who had no choice in being born into these zip codes. But we shrug our shoulders and ask them to deal.

 

“Life’s not fair, get a helmet.”

 

 

 

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