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Why Are Cities Still So Segregated? | Let's Talk | NPR - [6:36]

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  1. Reasonable_Doubt
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    This is something that bothers me deeply and I wish I could do more about. I work in low income/high crime neighborhoods (home hospice RN) and I see so much going on to keep black and brown people...

    This is something that bothers me deeply and I wish I could do more about. I work in low income/high crime neighborhoods (home hospice RN) and I see so much going on to keep black and brown people down.

    One example: A little over a year ago, I called an ambulance for the daughter of a patient who had passed. The daughter was grieving hard, and had passed out. While I was on the phone with emergency services, because they heard the volume of a large group of black people grieving, they decided to call the police as well. The ambulance came first, but waited a few blocks away (I could see them) for the police to show up. Not one, or two, but THREE police SUV's showed up, blocking off the street and making a huge scene. I literally walked out to the police that they weren't needed, an ambulance was needed. They proceeded to get shitty with me. The last thing any grieving family needs is police harassment. I needed an ambulance.

    Another example: A (black) friend of mine rented an apartment for herself and her aging mother. She's well-versed in the type of games landlords try to play, so she made sure her move in survey was completed and notarized. When she moved out, the landlord charged her for all of the things listed on the original survey. She's going to get her money, because she'll take him to court if she has to. The problem is that lots of people won't - because they don't have the time or resources to pursue it. It's maddening to watch.

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