OUR INVISIBLE MINORITY
Who are these people?
- They comprise less than 1% of our population.
- Their average annual income is less than one-half the poverty level.
- Male life expectancy is 44 years.
- Female life expectancy is 47 years.
What might they teach us? What might we learn about ourselves if we knew them better?
Dick Smythe is an entomologist retired from the research division of the US Forest Service. Before kindergarten he started collecting feathers and insects. In college he majored in biology, and then earned a PhD in entomology. Throughout his lifetime, Dick has maintained an interest in the natural world. He is active in a number of environmental organizations, is an avid reader, especially in the biological sciences and theology, and enjoys being out-of-doors throughout the year.
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