Ahmed, Abiel, I did mean well. You are right, there is only one world. I didn't realize "third world" was invented as a colonialist term of division, but now that I know, it's not surprising.

I wrote this in an apology at the end of the article, but I'll include it here as well: I merely meant to express that the average American reading this blog has access to many more resources than the average school-age child in an impoverished nation, and therefore cannot make excuses for why they aren't able to read, as I have seen many privileged Americans attempt to do.

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