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Guest opinion: Learning our history, raising our consciousness, leveling the ground

Original post made on Sep 18, 2019

A huge thank you to The Almanac and Kate Bradshaw for the important and well-researched series, "Uneven Ground: How unequal land use harms communities in southern San Mateo County."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Tracey Bobrowicz
a resident of Atherton: other
on Sep 18, 2019 at 10:14 am

Can we finally be at a turning point, a reckoning that will institute real change? I hope so! Thank you Karen Grove!


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Posted by Bike Menlo Park
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Sep 18, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Bike Menlo Park is a registered user.

Well said. True diversity in our community would include economic diversity as well.


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Posted by Karen Grove
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Sep 18, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Karen Grove is a registered user.

Here are links to the upcoming events. Please join us to reflect on our history and advocate for an equitable and inclusive future!

Color of Law with Richard Rothstein, Oct. 3, 2019:
hiddenhistory-rothstein-sanmateo.eventbrite.com

Color of Law Menlo Park Edition, Nov. 17th, 2019:
color-of-law-menloparkedition.eventbrite.com


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Posted by Barbara Coll
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Sep 20, 2019 at 9:44 am

Karen - thank you for bringing this important and sensitive topic to the Almanac Readers. As a Canadian, I moved here and was shocked by the separation of West and East Menlo Park. When my son went to Laurel I was again so surprised by the racist history in Menlo Park that prevented him from going to the closest school to our house - Willow Oaks. Telling the stories is important.


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Posted by Barbara Coll
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Sep 20, 2019 at 9:46 am

Karen, thank you for bringing this important and sensitive topic to the Almanac Readers. As a Canadian, I moved here and was shocked by the separation of West and East Menlo Park. When my son went to Laurel I was again so surprised by the racist history in Menlo Park that prevented him from going to the closest school to our house Willow Oaks. Telling the stories is important.


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Posted by Melissa Lukin
a resident of another community
on Sep 21, 2019 at 10:12 am

Fantastic perspective, Karen. Hurray!! Rebuilding Together Peninsula was in Belle Haven with Facebook employees helping a one hundred year old woman, a real Rosie the Riveter from Oklahoma originally who raised her children there and whose husband left her with four kids to go back to Liberia in the late 40's mostly because he couldn't deal with the racism. There may have been other issues, but still...to your point.


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