So true! Even worse is that "urban renewal" is only "needed" as a result of these communities falling apart after they were intentionally abandoned and underfunded by the white, ruling class. We now study "White Flight" in our schools as a moment in history. But people don't seem to realize how mind-bendingly-recent that was and how it's affecting our communities still to this day. I certainly want to write more about this and the "War on Drugs" rhetoric that people used to mask their racism in the 80s onwards. As you mentioned, it was really a "War on Communities of Color." We can't just take to the streets for a couple weeks and consider ourselves absolved of all responsibility for correcting these living conditions. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts, Hal! I wrote a bit about media framing here, if you're interested: https://medium.com/share-the-wealth/what-this-kkk-rally-teaches-us-about-media-framing-4554f4b3c3c1

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Top Writer in Gov, Politics, Economics. Love nature, technology, and standup! Bachelor’s in Communication Studies & Mechanical Engineering @ Cal Poly SLO.