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Re: “Fair Use

Hello class.

We are going to learn a new word today. The word is: Balkanize.

verb (used with object), -ized, iz-ing.

1. to divide (a country, territory, etc.) into small, quarrelsome, ineffectual states.
2. (often lower case) to divide (groups, areas, etc.) into contending and usually ineffectual factions: a movement to balkanize minority voters.

Class. Can anyone use the word properly in a sentence?

The Mid South Fair is balkanizing Memphis/Shelby Countians by staging MEMFEST at the Old Fair Grounds for the “urban” population while holding the “Official” Mid South Fair in DeSoto County.

In the name of chasing dollars and catering to the desire of people to stay secure in their class and racial comfort zones, the Mid South Fair has eliminated one of the few opportunities for all residents to mix and mingle as families and experience a small measure of community as they eat, play and visit all the exhibits the “Official” Fair provided.

To Jim Rout, the Board of the Mid South Fair and other “leaders” of the community, consider the bitter harvest we will all reap from the poor seed you sow today.

Thank You Class.

Alan

Posted by agpolsci on 09/25/2009 at 11:12 AM
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