A coworker was discussing how the value of their home would likely go down because of the projected redistricting of schools. The new schools their home was districted to were deemed of less value because of the demographics of students and families going there. They did not have any students in school and were notContinue reading “School redistricting changes home value”
Howard County recently implemented a new redistricting plan where children from lower income neighborhoods would be bused to schools in higher income neighborhoods (and vice versa). Here are a few of the comments from Howard County residents that resulted: “Blacks destroy school systems and schools,” read one letter to county officials about the busing plan.Continue reading “Redistricting Plan”
I was asked by neighbors in my upper middle-class neighborhood to join them in opposing high-density housing nearby. They cited busy streets and schools, but I felt they were really opposing mixing of classes and that this had racist undertones. I would like for the diversity in Howard County to also include the recognition thatContinue reading “People need housing”
Heard of racial incidents between high schools. It seems so much negative feeling is under the surface.
I was pulling into my driveway when I saw my new neighbor coming back from running and I waved at him. His family is the only African America family on my street. He stopped on the street and as I got out of my van, he introduced himself, as did I. As we carried onContinue reading “Caution”