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From Petition Creator: Thanks to all of the Bronxites, past and present, supporters in the boroughs and outside of New York, WE DID IT! Our collective voices got Real Bronx Tours to cease exploiting our borough and using our community as a "human safari." See what pooling together can do?
As seen in the NY Post on 5/19/13, Real Bronx Tours has tailored a tour geared towards perpetuating racist and classist stereotypes: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/ghetto_gawking_ffMgfDAaCD76GXNYDrth7L/. The tour visits sites such as St. Mary's Park, which the guide tells tourists is nicknamed "pickpocket park" and says they will likely be mugged there, gawks at residents on church soup kitchen and food pantry lines, and promises to show guests "the ghetto." This is disgusting to Bronxites like myself who are proud of our hometown and know that it is much more than a what is portrayed in a 1970s movie.
Real Bronx Tours, Real Bronx Tours™ 244 5th Avenue Suite 2189 New York, NY 10001-7604 Phone: (917) 600-1959
Stop exploiting the Bronx by giving "ghetto gawking" tours. This is racist, classist, and plays on stereotypes.
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