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They Cry They Suffer People Die They Pray 131Throughout Amazing Grace a bestseller by Jonathon Kozol I was torn between the feelings of hope and hopelessness On one page I would be crying on the next rejoicing I found both despair and faith woven in the stories of the children from Harlem and the Bronx These children who were born into a life most of us couldnt begin to imagine live in a constant roller coaster-type reality There is so much danger in their lives one has to wonder how they survive physically and emotionally from day to day The hopelessness they encounter in their lives may lead to the hope they develop in their soulsHopelessness is something that these children encounter everyday In 1993 10000 children in New York had lost their mothers to AIDS Kozol 194 AIDS stretches farther than that unfortunately Many of the children themselves are dying from the disease Despite that fact medical treatment is hard to come by The hospitals that serve the Bronx area are dirty and understaffed Mrs Washington an AIDS patient and central figure in the book was held for four nights in a downstairs corridor before a bed was free 98 When I broke my finger I was upset to have to wait an hour to get it x-rayed On top of the diseases there is drug use Dealers sell drugs openly in the streets The timing of drug dealing is precise nine to three and four to ten on weekdays nine AM to midnight on the weekends 60 People also use drugs wherever they feel like it in the park in their homes on the street in the hallways of buildings There is no escaping it Drugs are the economic center of the areaHow can a child have hope when he cant even go outside to play because it is too dangerous You hear shooting in the night 34 People are running around the
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