By: William Yardley
The New York Times (temporary ban has been lifted due to fantastic photo)
May 29th, 2008
Portland struggles to figure out how to create diversity without affecting property values. It is not easy. Fortunately, things are being solved through awareness.
“I’ve been really upset by what I perceive to be Portland’s blind spot in its progressivism,” said Khaela Maricich, a local artist and musician. “They think they live in the best city in the country, but it’s all about saving the environment and things like that. It’s not really about social issues. It’s upper-middle-class progressivism, really.”
Ms. Maricich, 33, who is white, spoke after attending this month’s meeting of Portland’s Restorative Listening Project.
- Being Offended
- Barack Obama
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Knowing What’s Best for Poor People
- Indie Music
- Dogs (photo)
- Expensive Strollers (Book)
- Portland, OR (Book)
- Native Wisdom (Book)
Thanks to Yolonda for being the first of many to send this in.
Photo by Brian Lee