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Cornelius Minor thinks that the fuel behind inequality in the U.S. isn’t just the people making the decisions. It’s the systems set in place to keep people divided, immobile, and illiterate. So, what exactly does a modern hero look like?   First off, how long have you been in New York? Over 30 years! Could you tell us a bit about your family and their experience emigrating from Liberia? Oh my gosh, my family is amazing....
So, the last Park Slope Co-op meeting about whether or not to eliminate the use of plastic produce bags was a full year ago (they've already long since gotten rid of plastic shopping bags, as we all should), but it seems the issue still hasn't really been resolved. And once again, some intrepid members decided to live-tweet the whole thing.  In addition to Chadwick Matlin (who pioneered the Co-op live tweet thing last time around),...
Since I turned 18, I've voted in every election, even the one a few years ago that was just for judges. Recently, I even registered with a major party so I could vote in the primaries, because voting just once a year wasn't enough. And though I'm sometimes skeptical of democracy as a means of governance—I mean, because of it, our government is closed today; a king would never have let that happen!—I don't...

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