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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth - This is such a tragic tale...

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...repeated in so many different variations, across the nation, for generations

When the Pruitt-Igoe housing project opened back in 1956, its 33 high-rise towers were hailed as a symbol of the future of American urban renewal. Located on a 57-acre tract on St. Louis’ north side, the federally-funded development was created to provide shelter for 12,000 African-American refugees of the city’s crumbling slums.

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...repeated in so many different variations, across the nation, for generations

That was a little Jesse Jackson-ish, Troy...but so, so true. Perhaps the statement that stuck out most to me in this trailer was, "It seemed as though we were being penalized for being poor." So common in the Land of Plenty.

How many countries can be in a recession with all you can eat buffets on many corners, right by hungry people? Tons of food thrown away every single day, yet the country is full of hungry people.

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Jesse Jacksonish? Why it doesn't even rhyme ;)

People may be hungry, but no one is starving to death and that is a direct consequence of our inordinate wealth compared with the rest of the world.

I just wish that wealth resulted in better education and less incarceration for Black folks...

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Oh but incarceration is one of the greatest producers of wealth... Perhaps second only to the public education system, which in its current state, is virtually guaranteed to maintain the social order (which has never been based on anything morally higher than inequality).

A nation of incarceration, causing some frustration and others wealth for generations. (Jesse Jacksonism intentional. lol)

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