Do we let ourselves off too easily?

There is a hidden cost to tweeting, texting, and other “convenient” ways of taking action to help others.

In her American Prospect piece, OEP Alum and Mentor-Editor, Courtney Martin writes about the nature of our response to the recent tragedy in Haiti.

The Missing Discomfort in Mourning for Haiti

As the saying goes: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” It shouldn’t take a natural disaster of this magnitude to get our attention. Just as Katrina shined an undeniable light on economic disparity and institutional racism in this country, Haiti’s most recent earthquake is illuminating a similarly inexcusable disparity on a global scale.  Read Full Article

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