I want to respond to this but, hard as I try, I have no words. Even worse, I have no answers. Although yours about literacy is probably the best.
I was born in Baltimore, long before it became a war zone. From a distance, I’ve seen the degradation of the city, the extreme poverty, the abandoned homes. There are too many Baltimores, too many Fidels. Keep doing what you are doing. Keep telling us the truth. What you do is powerful and necessary.