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Naveed Jamali @NaveedAJamali
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I’ve toured parks in #Seattle where homeless camps reside. They are frightening and lawless. As the police have told me “you have no idea who lives in the tents or RVs.” I am mad. How many more women have to be brutalized before we accept this is a danger? crosscut.com/2018/10/fighti…
The people living in these tents are not doing so because of a lack of affordable housing or an inequality in education. Judging by the proliferation of needle and drug paraphernalia it is for other reasons.
#seattle has issues with equity. With 50% of Alaskan and native Americans not graduating from HS there are stark problems. But the guy shooting dope in a tent and doing b&es to support his $100/day habit isn’t representative of that inequity.
Lastly, this isn’t race. Encampments in parks are overwhelmingly inhabited by WHITE men from 30-50 years of age. I can’t help but wonder if #Seattle would tolerate camps if they were filled with POC. I tend to think not.
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