This story by Ellen Barry for The New York Times is just fantastic. It's about a Liberian-born woman raising her family in a rough neighborhood on Staten Island who decided that the best thing for her teenaged son would be to get off the streets by . . . being sent to live in war-torn West Africa.

I don't have much to say in an analytical vein, but I'll note that some of the issues raised seem similar to the questions Mary Waters writes about in Black Identities.

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