22 August 2018

If you build it...

...they will come...insert alt text here

By the time Cabrini-Green got torn down, it “had come to embody a nightmare vision of public housing,” or, as he told an interviewer, a fixture on the “Mount Rushmore of scariest urban places in America.”


5 comments:

Canadianna said...

Honestly, the biggest problem with people who make the policies for poverty programs is they are generally well-intentioned middle-class people who have never lived in poverty and simply don't understand. I read this article and it's so sad. There is no one among us who, born into that place, who could reasonably be expected to rise above.
It's awful that we simply warehouse a bunch of people and decide they are unworthy of attention because they invariably mess up. I don't know what the answers are, but I think the people in charge are asking the wrong questions in the first place.
Thanks for sharing.

Neo Conservative said...

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hmmm... no money, no fathers, no literacy...
no moral compass... the perfect anarchic
storm... what do we think is gonna happen
here?

but hells bells, let's bring 50,000
syrian refugess who've never had
medical care, don't speak the
language and follow a violent
medieval theocracy. what could
possibly go wrong?

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Anonymous said...

old white guy says--------------poverty is an industry in Canada, just ask the bureaucrats who control it.

Neo Conservative said...

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why is nobody in canadian media talking
about the preponderance of inner city
murders linked to "community"
housing?

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Canadianna said...

Partly because they don't live nearby. I have a friend who takes pictures for the SUN. He's always talking about it - but no one of any influence or importance reads the SUN.