Will we follow the same detrimental patterns of other major cities that have given in to gentrification? Or will we develop a new model that leads the country in redeveloping communities of affordability, diversity and integrity to pre-existing cultures?
Organizing in Baltimore is relational. In Baltimore, grassroots leaders don’t earn their stripes on twitter or on the protest line; Here you earn your stripes by serving and being in the community when there are no cameras.
Who gets to decide when violence is acceptable, moral, and even Christian? Who gets to decide that a brick in Baltimore is more violent than—just this week—a police officer’s gun in Louisiana, or, for that matter, a drone in Pakistan?