The strategy is to make some positive changes on a limited basis and to do it very slowly. This long-time tactic is insulting and this redistricting just adds insult to injury, but it's all legal.
Those of you that still believe in "separate but equal," rejoice! The Bayshore Freeway has saved you again. Your Tree City will remain relatively pure because diversity doesn't work in Menlo Park, but to be fair, it also hasn't worked in many cities, most notably Detroit, Watts and now London.
Everyone pretends to be shocked and surprised when long time suppressed rage is unleashed, when in fact we all know why these things happen.
There are still those in Belle Haven that believe in the system in spite of everything, but be assured there are those that do not share that belief. A mind-set that glorifies every man for himself can be quite contagious and dangerous both nationally and locally.
Matt Henry, Belle Haven Neighborhood Association
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