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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-14-10 05:14 PM
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91. It's been an illuminating thread.
You can see how this shit unfolds in real time, really. Bobb and his ilk used the city of Oakland in the '90's as a petri dish for little social experiments that are now being writ large in the rest of the country. Attention must be paid. If it hadn't been for the activism and awareness of the grassroots of that city, it could have been completely yuppified. And there are people who are perfectly fine with that. There is a blissful nonawareness that hopes that the low-income and poor will simply drift off quietly to be someone else's "problem". The poor are evidently too undeserving: the new "good" schools, the tear down of the dangerous abandoned homes, the "shoring up" of the "good neighborhoods"--none of this was considered until there was the possibility of profit and a chance to bring goodies to the "talented" middle-class. It makes me ill.
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