Racial tension simmers on Martha's Vineyard as Barack Obama arrives

When Barack Obama arrives on Martha's Vineyard for his first family holiday as president, he will enjoy the sparkling sea, salty air and fresh fish and clams.

And like others he will probably be unaware of the thousands of illegal immigrants the island relies on during its summer season.
But in the recession, a small army of dishwashers, gardeners and labourers, mostly from Brazil, has created a simmering tension with some locals and amid the ... Full Story »

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Alexis Webb
3.7
by Alexis Webb - Feb. 15, 2011

Although the title is misleading, I do believe this journalist attempted to spread awareness of an issue. The author does a good job at making the public aware of a national problem in a more local sense, bring the story home more of less. Oftentimes, we look at the news, and forget that the "issues" affect us directly and this author does a good job of reminding us of that.

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