Monday, October 08, 2007

Still at the back of the bus

East Palo Alto is the ghetto part of the Silicon Valley, a place where gangland shootings are common, drug dealers hang out on street corners, and it's easier to make a list of the houses that haven't been burglarized than the ones that have. It is a primarily-dark-skinned corner of the Valley surrounded by lilly-white rich people who'd rather not remember that they're there. Which may be one reason why school buses run by the surrounding school district rarely pick up East Palo Alto school children on time, instead often getting them to school an hour late.

It seems that, in Palo Alto, black people still are at the back of the bus.

-- Badtux the "No racism here, nosiree!" Penguin

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