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Movement of Rank and File Educators

“I was born a slave, but nature gave me a soul of a free man….”
     -Toussaint Louverture

On January 11, 2010 Haiti was struck with a massive earthquake at 7.0 magnitude. Immediate horror and fear spread amongst the people living in Haiti, especially those living by the epicenter located in Port au Prince. Much international aid was provided to Haiti militarily, economically and politically. On question 39 of the Global Studies NYS Regents comes from a political cartoon in the The Record, a newspaper based in New Jersey.  The cartoonist takes a cruel jab at Haitians. A white-appearing newscaster standing in front of palm trees and a few Haitians standing around states that “Haitians line the streets… devastation and despair are everywhere… and then the massive earthquake struck.” There are two critical errors in this question. One, the cartoon, and the correct answer that “

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