JA 
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Re: “Our crisis of poverty, racism, and segregation

Darn auto text. I meant everyone DOES NOT WANT TO LIVE IN PROVERTY. HOPEFULLY YOU'LL GET THE POINT OF THIS POINT.

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Posted by JA on 03/11/2015 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Our crisis of poverty, racism, and segregation

I've lived in this city all but 4 years of my life. I'm 35 yrs old. This is of the reporters opinion, but it's true. Rochester used to be a place of opportunity for all so it seemed, and now it's an empty she'll of dreams and promises. Racial segregation exist widely here, is known, and not dealt with. I hear alot of people talk about people who are receiving Public Assistance (as it was called Welfare), however the picture and image that you have is out of touch with reality. Which is the one of the reasons why not only does.segregation exist but is rapidly growing. My family and I have been in need of assistance in recent times. I am severely disabled and have attempted to work anyway causing alot of medical setbacks. We're were a house hold that made over $70,000, great credit, NO criminal history, and we're still unable to find housing to except us, unless it was low income housing, even though we weren't a low income family. Now that I need these services, I've been told that I can't buy a home because SSI can't be my only income, this is very untrue. Or the rent is so high for a neighborood where you don't hear or see crime on a regular basis, or feel terrorized by law enforcement. Employment or employment programs, for not only ethnic but also for disabled and handicap are almost non existent.

Some if you who make quick and unlearned opinions believing hem to be the truth because that is all you know, may want to look A little harder. Unfortunately the hard core truth is not everyone wants to live proverty, yes segregation is still a thing, yes some do try to do and be better, but you're only going so far with a ceiling over your head. The sky is not the limit for everyone. It's hard to understand the other side especially when we've become so seperated. That is the reason for the need to acknowledge that it a real thing and do something about. One thing that we call do is start with yourself and consider is it possible that we may not completely understand each other and begin to listen.

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Posted by JA on 03/11/2015 at 8:41 AM

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