Do you think we should get rid of streets named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in America?
Don’t get me wrong, I think the man was amazing, and he is to be recognized and celebrated. However, in most communities that street runs through the poor part of town, often it is the dangerous part of town, and also it usually is where the majority of people who live there are black. I feel the street name redlines the area. That it does no favor to minorities to have a street that idenitifes the area as a “black” area.
I wonder if you asked 1,000 white Americas if they would be willing to live off of Martin Luther King Blvd if any would answer yes? Even if a devloper came in and created a beautiful, middle to higher income community. Or, if you ask any American, any race, what they assume about the neighborhood when they see a street named that?
Do you think if we changed the name it would help at all with intergrating the area?