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Re: “In the Runoff, the INDY Endorses Nancy McFarlane for Raleigh Mayor

Raising issues of equity "is good" but what about those BEST WHATEVER LISTS!


Who is benefiting from those "best whatever lists" and the boom in Raleigh?

The fact is, Raleigh has serious gentrification, segregation and income-wealth inequity problems.

It's due time to give people of color a voice and start sharing the prosperity with marginalized communities.

People of color are nearly half of the Raleigh population yet are being left behind.…
"New and damning report: NC poverty is still higher than before the recession and worse than the national average

North Carolinas economy isnt working for everyone, and for some its downright broken, said Tazra Mitchell, BTC policy analyst and co-author of the report. Many families wake up to financial insecurity every morning as the shortage of jobs paying family-supporting wages persists, household income re-mains below pre-recession levels, and the gap between the wealthy and everyone else widens.

The states poverty rate, child poverty rate, and deep poverty rate were each the 12th highest in the nation in 2015. Nearly 698,000 North Carolinians lived in deep poverty in 2015, meaning they earned half or less of the annual poverty-level income for their family size. Race, gender, and age also play significant roles in poverty, the report finds:"…

--Number of homeless students rises in Wake County schools

The number of homeless children in the Wake County school system has increased 23 percent since 2009

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Posted by Gheist on 10/18/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Video: Raleigh Murals Project Mashes Up Vibrant People and Public Paintings

To whomever disliked my comment. I dislike your support of erasing people of color.

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Posted by Gheist on 04/22/2016 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Video: Raleigh Murals Project Mashes Up Vibrant People and Public Paintings

Colorful? Looks like 97% white people.

Where is the fair representation of black, brown and yellow people?

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Posted by Gheist on 04/22/2016 at 11:57 AM

Re: “A Counterintuitive Solution to the Triangle’s Affordable Housing Problem: Build More Luxury High-Rises

There has been an increase in supply in luxury apartments downtown Raleigh but a decrease in lower rent units pushing rents up for lower income units. These are two very different markets so an increase in supply of one does not affect the demand of the other.

There is also the factor of the increase in residents into downtown (increased demand) and this article doesn't take that into account.

Building only more luxury apartments is not a solution for affordable housing.

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Posted by Gheist on 02/13/2016 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Wayne Goodwin’s Obamacare Letter Sets Off a Firestorm

A natural expansion of Obamacare should be single payer so all Americans have healthcare. Universal healthcare is more cost efficient for a country than the partial system we have now. Time for the US to catch up with every other industrialized nation all of whom have single payer-universal coverage!

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Posted by Gheist on 02/13/2016 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Raleigh developer knocks down historic bungalow to build a massive house

I have to agree the article is biased against the developer. First, how big is the new house? It's hard to believe it's actually "massive" and "towering" considering the lot size and height limitations.

Has anyone who has complained actually seen what the house will look like? It may fit into the neighborhood well and it most certainly will increase property values.

More facts are in order to make a judgment.

Even so, it's hard to believe that many of the residents of this neighborhood are that concerned about keeping the original look of the homes given the fact there are countless changes to homes that would not be approved by an historic commission: Common in this neighborhood are windows, doors, paint colors, chain link fences and even additions that look suburban which have replaced the original historic features of the homes. I would be very surprised if this neighborhood was approved for historic designation.

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Posted by Gheist on 01/27/2016 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders’ political revolution is only impossible if you don’t believe

Yes, there is good reason why there is a big shift from the Democratic party to Independent. Voters are fed up with politicians who are bought and paid for by big corps and Wall St (ie Hillary Clinton).

In fact, people on both sides are tired of it. Because of this, Trump would crush her in a general as he has been successful as portraying himself as non-establishment and beholden to no one.

Hillary has a long and tattered history with much baggage that makes her a polarizing, establishment candidate that would not only diminish her chances to win a general but be cause to face serious gridlock against a Republican majority held Congress.

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Posted by Gheist on 01/27/2016 at 5:20 PM

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