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Nicholas Alahverdian, con man extraordinaire (First of two posts)

No visible means of support.

For twenty years, Nicholas Alahverdian made a name for himself as an outspoken critic of Rhode Island’s child welfare system. He purportedly died on February 29, 2020, but authorities believe he faked his death to flee an FBI investigation into a $200,000 credit card fraud, and has been living in the UK under the name Arthur Knight.

Then came the rape charge.

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2) Give up the word “deserve.”

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John C. Dorhauer’s “An Open Letter to White Men in America” begins:

Dear White Men,

You are persons of privilege.

You didn’t earn it.

This distresses me far less today than it did when I first read it.  Maybe I’ve become more comfortable with having things I don’t deserve.  More likely, I’ve lost all interest in whether people have things they don’t deserve or deserve things they don’t have.

I encourage you to lose all interest in it, too.

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