Welcome home to the slums

Did you have a nice trip seeing how the rest of the world lives?

Education is important. Its beyond important, and giving these children a reason to stay in school is wonderful. But if we’re grossing millions and millions of dollars, and these kids, who led you to 9 Oscar awards, only recieve thousands at most, then what are we telling them? What are we telling the world about the worth of your origins?

This story makes me want to cry. They’re happy to be home, and yet now they know. They really know what they are missing. And maybe they don’t want it. But maybe when one’s mom gets sick and dies because of lack of healthcare, or a building crumbles on top during an earth quake that kills millions of others, they might become angry because it’ll take years to pick up those pieces. The potential resentment here is staggering.

Sean Penn

I know its been posted a million times before, but I love it. Him and Mr. Black were so inspiring I felt like my blog was empty without posting their acceptance speeches. I haven’t seen Milk yet, but I’m excited about it, and I hope to see it soon. Congratulations to Mr. Penn and Mr. Black for their Oscar wins.