[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Go Get 'Em, Henry

Friday, September 08, 2006

Go Get 'Em, Henry

Here's a letter to the editor I can agree with:

Poor in Miami

The Sept. 1 story Despite boom, high poverty rate persists describes Miami as ''third-worst in the nation among major cities in the level of poverty.'' This is only true about the city of Miami, not Miami-Dade County.

The real news is that the county's most famous municipality has become a stepping-stone community.

Miami long has been the first stop for recent arrivals from Latin America. When Miami residents prosper, they tend to move to other cities and villages or to unincorporated neighborhoods of the county.

Interesting how the Herald chose to edit Henry's original letter, which he posted here. No huge deal as Henry's main points were kept intact. They did choose to remove his statements which cautions about mischaracterizing statistics being non-constructive.

Perhaps the Herald didn't want to print Henry's comments calling them out for not analyzing the stats further?

I don't want to jump to conclusions, but it does make me wonder.


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