Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Living it Up

 

January 20, 2022



The best way to truly know how you feel about the ‘hood (the sides of town that Black and people densely populate) is to visit a 'hood in another city. When I first enter a 'hood, I immediately realize I have entered a not-so-good side of town by what I see - overgrown grass, dilapidated homes, sketchy gas stations, potholes every 100 feet - I could go on. The most distinctive thing is the feeling I get within seconds of turning into a 'hood I am not familiar visiting. There is an uneasiness about what can happen at any moment and a rush to navigate away from what could potentially become...



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