Art McGee on Sun, 18 May 2014 14:02:36 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> tensions within the bay area elites

> Nothing "natural" about capitalism!

I didn't say it was. :-\

But it does exist now, and certain results will always tend to flow from
that fact.

> I liked this writer's article but...

No, the article wasn't perfect. The point is that it was the best thing
that's been written in the mainstream so far. That tells you a lot about
how pathetic most mainstream reporting on the issues in SF have been.

> ...avoids race and ethnicity...
> ...inner city and the fear of its populations...
> ...Latinos and African Americans have lost substantial wealth...

The story of America, in a way that is different from Europe, is all about
race. Everything, from the founding of the country to the present day, is a
racial narrative. Every single thing that is written about any subject,
which does not have a racial analysis, is flawed. This is particularly true
with mainstream writing. At a certain point, you realize that this is
unlikely to change soon, so you seek a deeper analysis elsewhere.

Art McGee

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