Wow - what great insight. We all think are problems are the worst, but until we get outside of ourselves, nothing will change. Change starts with each one of us helping someone else.
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This seems almost exactly how things are now. Maybe that was the point.
It really hit me when the mom and son were walking down the street and then she said "we can stay here" I wish I could help every homeless person in America because we are suppose to be the best country and yet we are still struggling!
I can see some of the problems that are presented in "The Beat Goes on" and feel that the City of Charlotte is at a point between this and Class Act. The only difference is a few choice decision on the par of Civic Leaders, the various Community partners and, ultimately, the citizens of Charlotte.
I liked that the two mothers worked in the same building and it made me think about the poverty workshop we had at the beginning of the year. Also, I feel like a lot of this stuff is going on today. Working with Albemarble Road Elementary School, we saw a lot of this happen.
With a stagnant powerbase and a lost population, our city could be devoured by the desire to have, rather than to be. The seeking of status can drive away the opportunities that maybe in our minds, and should be ours, but the “should have been” of our concern is not drift but demanding dominance without earning it. Charlotte has to be a city that is known for the hard working, and dedicated... read more
So nothing changes in Charlotte in this one. Those in power keep the power. Those that are the minority stay held down. Those in power keep their power by instilling fear in everyone else. Schools are still not equal, the minority schools are at a disadvantage with books, supplies and teachers. Everyone deserves the same education and opportunity. This is definitely an issue that needs to be... read more
I do not like the white woman in this video. Although, she does act very well in the video because in today's society this is how people are treated. It is not fair but I believe our society will always be like this.
When the pastor talked about the fact that if we cant trust t trust our neighbors, who would want to trust us... really hit me. This is an awesome point!!! Watching the white women be mean to the cleaning lady did upset me but at the same time upset me because there are times when I may have not been very nice to someone just as she did. I don't think she is an awful women, I just... read more
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