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.

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