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Re: E-M:/ Article about Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor



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Enviro-Mich message from "Robert Isaac" <rjisaac@gmail.com>
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>
> Why is it that Granholm supports this public park privatization and
> ethnic cleansing of this public park resource over the wishes of
> the mostly black and mostly poor residents of Benton Harbor?  Granholm
> certainly seems to be on the wrong side of
> the racial justice and environmental racism issue when it comes to her
> actions on behalf of Whirlpool and their land grab of this prized public
> resource.   That isn't what Democrats are supposed to be about.....unless, of course,
> Granholm's hero is George Wallace when it comes to her intervention
> on behalf of the ethnic cleansing of this Benton Harbor public park.
>
>

Ethnic cleansing: noun : the expulsion, imprisonment, or killing of an
ethnic minority by a dominant majority in order to achieve ethnic
homogeneity

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/ethnic%20cleansing

Gentrification: noun : : the process of renewal and rebuilding
accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into
deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?gentrification

The two are not interchangeable.  That being said, why is it so
surprising for a major corporate funded political party and its
politicians to support its benefactors over the wishes of the
populace?

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