Hello hello, well, you may or may not know had sprained my left ankle and broke a bone in my foot! Luckily, it’s been about 4 or so weeks and I traded in a pair of crutches for a peg leg of the future! I am hoping that I will be healed up in a couple of weeks. Aside from my physical problem of becoming an old man, things have been pretty good! Still working in the nonprofit Community Development sector and still in grad school for urban planning and just yesterday I bake a cherry pie from scratch! How are you?
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The Meaning of Blight A word that was originally about plant diseases became “infused with racial and ethnic prejudice” when it moved to the city.
The Meaning of Blight
A word that was originally about plant diseases became “infused with racial and ethnic prejudice” when it moved to the city.
— Justin Fair (@Soulstrong) July 13, 2018
Increasingly many planners, urbanists, and writers recommend deprecating use of the word "blight" where cities are concerned. It's imprecise and has racialist overtones. See this recent article, for examples of current thinking re "blight": t.co/1MZKWa34dZ
— Fred Scharmen (@sevensixfive) July 12, 2018