Two Americas – And the mini-mart where they collided- Anand Giridharadas – TED video

Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

Ten days after 9/11, a shocking attack at a Texas mini-mart shattered the lives of two men: the victim and the attacker. In this stunning talk, Anand Giridharadas, author of “The True American,” tells the story of what happened next. It’s a parable about the two paths an American life can take, and a powerful call for reconciliation.    [Interactive Transcript] 

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Anand Giridharadas writes about people and cultures caught amid the great forces of our time. Full bio
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  • Rosaliene Bacchus  On 03/29/2015 at 3:48 pm

    Cyril, thanks for sharing this TED video: a powerful story of forgiveness and redemption that brought me to tears.

    The presenter raised two questions. The first question – Where are you from? – brought to mind our engage on another blog post about our identity as Guyanese. For Guyanese-Americans of East Indian ancestry this question may be highly loaded.

    The second question – How can we build a more merciful country? – demands a lot from us who are immigrants to America, oftentimes viewed in a negative manner for several reasons, known and unknown to us.

  • Sylvie Kierstead  On 03/30/2015 at 1:33 pm

    So darn cute!

    Hugs Sylvie

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