Of Beetles and Angels - Critical and Evaluative Reading

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By: Mawi Asgedom
Presentation By: Brandon Clyde, Marielena
 Eritrean-Ethiopian War
 Discrimination
 Poverty
Eritrean-Ethiopian War
 The Eritrean-Ethiopian War lasted for 30 years (19611991)
 Mengitsu Mariam was a high ranked officer which
lead the Mengitsu government into a more
militaristic state.
 Mengitsu government killed thousands of people in
attempt of genocide
 The Oromos were taken over by the Derg and
"Ethiopian Civil War." Ethiopian Civil War. Blogger, 22 May 2011. Web. 14 Apr. 2012.
Conclusion 1
 We think that the war is related to the story because
Mawi’s family needed to come to America due to the
affects this war had on them.
Ethiopian Refugee
 African Americans are charged with higher rates of
 An African American death penalty is more likely
than a Caucasian
 FBI crime report in 2009 shows that 3,816 hate crimes
were committed, 71.4% were African American
"11 Facts About Racial Discrimination." DoSomething.org. Do Something. Web. 14
Apr. 2012. <http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-racialdiscrimination-0>.
Conclusion 2
 Mawi felt bullied in school because of where he came
from and because of how he was different from other
 Between 1980 and 2006, the poverty rate among
blacks fell from 32 percent to 24 percent (prb.org)
 In the south poverty levels are expected to drop
because of
 Improvement of in Employment
 Growth in large metropolitan areas
Poverty Graphs in the
Mather, Mark. "U.S. Racial/Ethnic and Regional Poverty Rates Converge, but Kids Are
Still Left Behind." - Population Reference Bureau. 2012. Web. 14 Apr. 2012.
Conclusion 3
 Mawi came from a refugee camp with little to no
finances to bring to America, so he was below the
poverty line growing up.