Monday Moaning: Divided Community!
Why is it that more and more information on the local community is like discriminating people.
This not only based on colour or religion but many other things. Not to mention that the more you complain about it, the more one is likely to call it upon themselves. Still this is not so much an issue I want to address straight away. Again it is the topic lighting up here and as a result there is an increase in discrimination, by the smallest of children no less who only just heard of the word black can or is a bad word to use for a person.
It is that new discovery that has them try it. Questioning it though if they understand the word from rap and hiphop. Why if one says the word it is okay while someone else is being called a discriminator. Though this is not what I want to discuss.
We will visit the good all knowing internet and the information that we can find about the city and its inhabitants. Why is that we have such black and white view on things?
Probably because of the following. It is what causes this kind of discrimination as well. Though unfounded and untrue in many ways, we like to believe this science to be true.
These days it is easy to see where in a city is the most crime, rapes, burglaries or car thefts occur. We can even see major cases of ambulance calls and fire department needs per street. It tells us where we would have the highest risk of being mugged or murdered. Numbers on the most kids skipping school, or even the most traffic deaths. Or where the old live or most kids.
We can search and look for the best schools, that said it not as said best school but a school with the religion or coloured nicely put in graphs while slamming on their chest for the highest grades. What school has the best facility for your child to grow up in. Each of these numbers can be found and each is created in a way to show only the best or worst side of them.
And since we are greedy we want the best and strive to live at these places with the least amount of crime and find the best for our children. Not to mention these things come with a hefty price that not all can cough up. But what does it really do. Does this hep us create a community that is a singularity or does this create a divided community with a multitude of envy, hatred and disgust towards groups.
It causes a landslide where parts of town become uninhabitable due to people leaving and the people who live there OR can’t leave are left. It is in these numerous parts of town you see crime rise and not so much because they feel they need to steel in order to live. But more because we already told them they would do it.
Now in order to go any deeper into the human psyche and something I am not certified to do, I will claim that I to did these things because I was already told I was guilty.
Living in a part of town where according to numbers was the most crime, people dared not show up and when they did, would look down on its community members for being foul and wrong to begin with. It may not be seen as discriminating, in my opinion it is.
In a society where we talk high and mighty about communities and doing things together we leave those behind who need the most help. All because in the end we only care about ourselves and trust the numbers.
We rather run away from trouble than try to solve it. And as we leave those behind who cannot move we also take away the people who can change or help change its community. If we leave we also take with us teachers who could make a difference and pretty much leave them at their own mercy. Are we saying none deserves a chance for a better life.
Just because one dumb fuck became greedy and killed a person does not make the neighbourhood a bad place. A neighbourhood becomes bad after we abandon it.
Numbers do not say anything. Numbers shift constantly and there s nothing to suggest it will solve anything. Instead it might make things worse. Because the money shifts as well to the so called ‘better’ neighbourhoods.
At the same time you see parts being neglected as bad. While people try there best to make the most of it, money flow is stopped to improve. And while it crumbles we have more reason to call it a slum. But can they, alone with that little they have. Soon as someone hears you from that part of town you have a label strapped around your neck limiting your changes. Is that right?
Should numbers be interpreted like that. What fact holds a number, to say that you are a criminal by default if you was brought up in, let us say the Bronx. Of course it is not true. There are still those who work hard for an honest living. This kind of discrimination is pretty much invisible but held as truth.
In the end we see good people suffer because of bad people screwing up. But who is the bad person in this case. How come we talk so big and od so little. Why can and taking a side on this. Why can the rich talk about solving poverty and abandon the one who needs it. And just tare down their homes for development as they say. Building a neighbourhood they cannot afford to begin with.
Why do we run away from difficult tasks. Leave it to those who are left behind and look down on them if they fail and start calling them names because they try with every mean possible to keep afloat. Could it well be we are trying to get rid of those who we honestly think are beneath us.
We have done so through out history. Whole towns go where there was food. But than nobody was left behind unless they died f natural causes. We can build town with enough for everybody, if we are willing.
And to be honest, those who have the least are willing to work the hardest if compensated in all honesty. And so we slide across the country, moving from one good place to another without thinking of the consequences of what we leave behind. As we move towards greed we leave behind despair.