Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Demographics for fun
Up and down the streets and river and creek of my neighborhood, driving the breadth of the Twin Cities in all the wild and mundane pursuits of 27 years of my adulthood, and relentlessly out with the teeming public at the front desk of my large, public library where I work for a living, I feel I have come to know my city with some level of detailed knowledge. So when I am hiking along the Mississippi River in South Minneapolis, in front of the river road houses there all costing between 800,000 and 1.5 million dollars, and I see a lawn sign that says:
I love my Muslim neighbors
while I am right in recognizing the impulse towards decency driving the planting of said sign, I am also quite correct in thinking:
You don't have any Muslim neighbors.
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Spot on. Even in my neighborhood, where house prices are about 1/4 of what you cite, such signs seem rather hypothetical, although, I'm sure, well-intended.ReplyDelete