It grasped at something better. Dasani possesses what adults at McKinney consider an intuitive approach to learning, the kind that comes when rare smarts combine with extreme life circumstances. They barely register the hard-faced young men shuffling through the basement, exchanging elaborate handshakes, their heads hung low. At issue is their public assistance case, which has closed because Supreme failed to report to a job placement program, one of dozens of such lapses in the past decade. Josh is taken away in handcuffs as an ambulance races Lamont to the hospital with a battered eye. An open public assistance case allows the agency to be reimbursed with federal funds, while also making the family eligible for child care and job training — the kind of supports that could help in finding a home. By the time they get off at Jay Street, their stomachs are full and the mood is lifted.
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Bakarwals, a poor tribe of nomads, tread across mountains during their biannual migrations from the meadows of Kashmir valley to the hilly forests of Jammu, where some pockets are dominated by ultra-nationalist Hindu groups. They savor any chance to visit. Next, she encounters her parents battling social workers in the guise of angry pirates. You have to want more, too. People call to complain about Amber Alert. Fundraiser launched for baby goat's surgery. Fort Greene, like other black areas, was redlined, allowing banks to disinvest and property values to plummet.
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For the wealthier children in Fort Greene, it is a season to show off new wardrobes. She weighs pounds and her face is a constellation of freckles lit by a gaptoothed smile. She reflects on this as her homeroom teacher, Faith Hester, delivers a lesson that week on personal responsibility. The longer they stayed in that one room, the more they seemed to fall apart. But Supreme and Chanel had a temperamental love. But she has gone along with it, proud as a stage mother.
Some of them wear black T-shirts with the logo of a man bending a bar, his brain lit by a bulb. At times, Chanel seems taunted by her dependence on her daughter, which reminds her of her own failings. Dasani still has a B average. They hide their knowingness from her. Dasani is soon surrounded by all of her siblings, a familial force field. They barely register the hard-faced young men shuffling through the basement, exchanging elaborate handshakes, their heads hung low.
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