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Bootless Straps – Tom Petty, Furman Intern

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“Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” That is a common phrase meant to define American ingenuity and perseverance in the face of challenges. To better yourself, you’ve got to toughen up and work for it. This is the prevailing philosophy amongst a lot of Americans when it comes to wealth. We look fondly on those…
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Knowing Bryan Stevenson’s Work

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by Tom Petty, Furman Student Intern Bryan Stevenson, the keynote speaker at United Ministries’ UFC Luncheon this year, founded EJI (Equal Justice Initiative) with several goals. The organization is “committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the…
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