Sina-cism: Questioning history and our heroes

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Listening to Professor Muhammad Yunus share his vision of a world without poverty before a full house at Mechanics Hall last week one could not help but be moved.

Chris Sinacola

Chris Sinacola

Yunus was confident and fully at ease before a friendly audience – an audience dominated by Becker College students and otherwise composed of academics, politicians, professionals and others who seized the chance to hear a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

With each tale of heartbreaking poverty, each sketch of hope reborn and each story of obstacles overcome, it became clear how determined and good a man Yunus is.

It is easy to scoff at the assertion that each of us possesses the power to change the world. It is harder to do so after hearing Yunus explain how the Grameen Bank he founded in 1983 has succeeded in providing credit and opportunity to millions of the poorest people on earth.

Professor Muhammad Yunus

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Professor Muhammad Yunus poses for a group selfie with students at Becker College last week. Yunus is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.

Yet there is more to the story.

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