177: American Limbo

177: American Limbo

Feb 9, 2001
Stories of people living completely outside the grid of American life. Americans in Paris. Chinese in America. West Virginians in treehouses. Mexican-Americans in Rochester.
  • Sylvia becomes the first person in her Mexican-American family to go away to college, at a predominantly white school in upstate New York. As all her cousins at home get married, start families, and seem happier than she is, she wonders why, exactly, is her route the better one? (11 minutes) Sylvia first talked about her experiences with her mother and family in high school in our "Escape the Box" show in 1998.EducationFamilyImmigrationParentingRaceTeenagers

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An interpretation of Limbo, as described in Dante's 'Divine Comedy'

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