ews1 1 day ago
"I want the services"
This is the linchpin of the whole post/issue, and I suspect you're being completely dishonest, perhaps without meaning to. It's one thing to eat at the local eatery (though somewhat pointless in that I suspect 9 times out of 10 the owner of said establishment lives in a different neighborhood). It's another to be willing to send your little McSuderman's to the local public schools. If you intend to have kids, and intend to send them to the local public schools, then I take the post as genuine and really putting your money where your mouth is. However, if the opposite is true, you are otherwise like any other typical gentrifier. If gentrifiers would actually send their kids to the public schools these schools would improve and the poor local black kids would themselves get a better experience and be far better prepared for life. But if you're using your wealth to send your kids to private schools, you're making little contribution to the neighborhood who's diminishing character you purportedly lament.
You are, of course, fully within your right to send your children to a private school. (People suggesting that the Obamas pull their children from Sidwell are beyond moronic). But let's dispense with the lament.
McMegan 4 hours ago in reply to ews1
If there are any little McSudermans, my preference is to send them to public school.
She might prefer to not pay school fees but she will. Her pride and vanity will demand it.