Wednesday, July 24, 2019
DC kids in poor neighborhoods write poems about the unwillingness of richer people to enter their communities
A young black man in SE Washington DC wrote a poem a week before he and his father were shot and killed in their apartment.
A news story in the Washington Post Metro on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 runs a poem by Akhil Washington-Scruggs.
The poet is critical of the fact that wealthier people protect themselves by simply not taking the risk of coming into his neighborhood, a fact which he says communicates hate.
In 2016, I backed out of driving deliveries for Food and Friends because I see driving in some neighborhoods as no-go. If something happens, like a carjacking, it’s over.
Uber drivers don’t have that luxury.