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Re: “Bloomberg in Memphis: A Good Start


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Posted by raze201poplar on 12/21/2019 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Memphis Biden Backers Gather in Cooper-Young

Yikes. Cooper-Young has really gone downhill.

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Posted by raze201poplar on 12/15/2019 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Poverty Expert: Funding Transit ‘Critical’ in Bringing Memphians Out of Poverty

Honestly, Memphis should be doing what Kansas City just did and what Nashville is currently trying to implement: it should make transit 100% free to riders.

The sad reality is, Memphis will be the last place to try such a scheme. Nashville transit will likely flourish, while Memphis spends millions of dollars on a bus rapid transit system that connects the whitest, wealthiest parts of the city, which are already the best connected places on the current MATA system.

Memphis builds another repetitive transit system for the rich, tourists, and luxury real estate developers while other cities are using transit to improve quality of life for all.

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Posted by raze201poplar on 12/09/2019 at 8:26 PM

Re: “OK, Racist

Latino/Latina or Latin@ is a better word to use than Hispanic. Hispanic is also a boomer word, as not all people from Central or South America are native Spanish speakers or of Spanish descent. Including indigenous people and people of Portuguese descent in talks about immigration is important.

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Posted by raze201poplar on 11/25/2019 at 4:10 PM

Re: “Council Again Delays Vote on 3.0 Plan

Agreed, getting permits to protest is a uniquely Memphis thing that needs to be disobeyed and challenged. In every other U.S. city I've lived in, marching is a thing people do without a permit. There are permitted events (particularly of a commercial nature) but free speech is contingent on the freedom of assembly and the freedom of people to take to public space to voice their concerns. Having the mayor, city council, or police department issue permits to protest their decision is an abuse of power, and one I suspect would not hold up if challenged in court.

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Posted by raze201poplar on 04/04/2019 at 10:23 AM


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