I don’t know how this isn’t all over the news, but apparently Vanity Fair has tracked down Obama’s half-brother. He’s living in a shanty town somewhere in Kenya, near Nairobi.
He’s living there on less than a dollar a month, and this is how he describes his existence:
“Huruma is a tough place, last January during the elections there was rioting and six people were hacked to death. The police don’t even arrest you they just shoot you….I have seen two of my friends killed. I have scars from defending myself with my fists. I am good with my fists.”
It’s kind of a crazy story (and you can read the rest of it here). I just want to make two quick points:
1) He’s not that “long lost” since Obama met up with him in 2006 while travelling in East Africa.
2) It just goes to show how where you are born can really determine your future. Anyone has the potential to do something great. But in some places, the opportunities just never present themselves.
[Via: Streeter Seidell]