|How does the film "Harvest of Shame" help or hinder your concept of a just society?|
“The excluded Americans”
Of the conditions of migrant workers in the US he says:
“is a shame”
Secy. of Labor, Mr. Mitchell
There is no interstate standard for safety and no standards or health coverage for children who work in the fields although child abr was restricted by Congress in 1906.
“better to be employed.”
American Farm Bureau -- AFB– representative.
Harvest of Shame was the work of Edward R. Murrow
A look at the “under-educated, under clothed, underfed."
Our “fellow citizens who pick your food” – The best fed people in the world.
Who are they? Examples from the interviewed families:
Mrs. Dobie (9 children) – eat a pot of beans, fried potatoes, corn.
Milk “we can’t afford it everyday.
Belle Glade – Florida
Two to three millions of migrant workers.
Food – feed them?
Parson’s family -- migrants
“be well, stay together, to own a farm – ‘tend one chirch’ . . . they’d be better satisfied”
Mr. Roach – Waycross, Ga.
“I always worked.”
Yulee, Florida, is the checkpoint or departure place enroute north for teams of migrants from south Florida..
Continue reading Postman.
Neil Postman -- Amusing Ourselves to Death: the affects of TV on us. pp. vii-29.
Postman, pp. 30-63. Film: Edward R. Murrow: “Harvest of Shame” in class.