Monday, April 6, 2015

We take luxury for granted

      Near the end of my research Samuel [a migrant farmworker] told me, "Right now we and you are the same; we are poor. but later you will be rich and live in a luxury house [casa de lujo]." I explained that I did not want a luxury house but rather a simple little house. Samuel replied, looking me in the eyes, "But you will have a bathroom on the inside, right?"
Seth M. Holmes, Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2013), ch. 3 (Kindle location 1688)

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