Sunday, July 27, 2014

On the Upper West Side, a House Divided by Income - NYTimes.com

A response to a NYT article that harkens back to racist sentiments, only this time applied to the poor:

The author's ending sentiment would fit perfectly among the racist suburbs of the 60's, exemplifying the self-segregation that simply reinforces existing racism. 
If the builders want the benefits of the housing such as reduced taxes, their owners should have to live with, if only to understand better, others. If they don't want what that entails, they can always live and build somewhere else. Less than providing housing, this segregation reinforces class distinctions, and should not be tolerable by the city.
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