Behind the 8 Ball - Response

This fairy tale reeks

By Jesse Perez
Published on LatinoLA: October 25, 2007

Behind the 8 Ball - Response

I could not believe the person who wrote Juan and Jose: A Fairy Tale had a Latino surname. So there are good immigrants and bad ones? How about the Black, White, Asian and Middle Easterners? I also suppose everyone who works hard and lives in a nice neighborhood can do no wrong. No drug dealing, gun toting or breaking the law by homeowners. Sounds like all the old stereotypes I've always heard about people on welfare.

Sure there are those who know how to abuse the system. That goes without saying. There's also a lot of people out there that are doing the best they can. Getting by the best way they can.

The GAIN Program is putting people out in the workforce. The section eight program if you're lucky enough to get in on it is putting inpoverished people into a decent home. I don't know a lot about all these programs. If they are being abused I say take a look at the people who are running the system. They're getting the big bucks and it's obvious they are not doing their jobs. To perpetuate ill feelings and slander everyone who's down and out and trying to get on their feet is wrong. I hope Mr. Salas, is sin free because he's casting a lot of stones.

About Jesse Perez:
Just a working man who hasn't forgotten where he came from.

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