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Sun Jul 3, 2016, 10:12 AM

2. Yes, when I was in elementary school CBS produced their documentary

"Harvest of Shame"

I had a friend whose parents were migrant workers and saw the appalling conditions of the shacks they were expected to live in. They came to our town to pick citrus, traveled south to Belle Glade and west to Plant City to pick produce, then north for other crops during the various seasons.

When I saw Harvest of Shame I realized that it was not just her family or the other dozen or so that lived in the migrant enclave a few blocks from our house, it was thousands of people being forced to work for slave wages and live in disgusting conditions.

My friend never returned to school after grade five or six. I suspect she had to work to help support the family.

Nothing has changed in all these years:

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