Write a Letter to Darfur (Not)

The cynic in me watched the booth at school today where people were lining up to write a letter to Darfur and Sudan. What exactly is writing a letter to Darfur going to do? Chances are it won’t get there and all it does is check the box for “caring.”

Exactly, my friend responded, it clears their conscience. Clearing your conscience is not the right thing to do in this situation, in my opinion.

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