14 May, 2009

Guess the Story

A few questions to go with this photo from the NYTimes:
1) How old are these individuals?
2) What are they doing?

Here's a link to the story.

While a program to open up careers in law enforcement and the military to young adults doesn't bother me that much, what does is the idea of running kids - yeah, 14 year-olds are still kids, regardless of what they think - through military-style, tactical drills involving immigration raids and terrroist attacks. Nothing like developing the fear and loathing of the other at an early age. One drill involved someone wearing "traditional Arab dress" another involves chasing down "illegal border crossers". It just bothered me on a lot of levels...


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