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Thursday, August 14, 2014

A simple plan to end social injustice in the neighborhoods of color

Here's a simple plan to my fellow radicals, progressives, occupiers, anarchists, revolutionaries, and racial activists to end social injustice and poverty in  neighborhoods of color. As we know time and time again in poor and minority neighborhoods, the police and society in general have oppressed minorities in countless ways and only respond in force. Just look at Rodney King, Eleanor Bumpers, Amadou Diallo, Abner Louima, Trayvon Martin, and now Michael Brown. for too long the government has shortchanged minority communities with substandard schools, substandard housing, poor mass transportation, lack of access to health care, and a lack of general services they are entitled to. We have marched, tweeted, petitioned, protested, filmed, occupied to no avail. But now I have a solution.

If all of us, primarily young, college educated, progressive whites moved into these neighborhoods of color, the elected representatives from the local, state and federal government would have to listen to us because we are now their constituents! Now I'm not talking gentrified neighborhoods, I'm talking the poor, mostly minority neighborhoods that society ignores. We can live, shop, educate, worship, and socialize with the residents to show that we are not hypocrites. I'm looking for something on Minnesota Ave in Southeast Washington (Anacostia). Who's with me?

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