[Marxism] LA Black homelessness - “There is a straight line from the history of redlining to today’s homelessness crisis.”

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 11:38:05 MST 2019

Homelessness is Los Angeles’s defining crisis. Income inequality, a
shortage of housing, failing mental health services and drug addiction all
contribute to growing scenes of squalor across America’s second-largest
city. The federal government recently estimated that a nearly 3 percent
rise in homelessness nationwide this year was driven mostly

Yet it does not affect everyone equally. The historic displacement and
fracturing of black communities in South Los Angeles have pushed black
Angelenos like Mr. Wynn onto the streets at more than eight times the rate
of other groups. In interviews with more than a dozen black men who are
homeless in Los Angeles, the bitter inheritance of racism came up again and


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