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reparations

10 petitions

Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Marc Maron

Marc Maron: Pay reparations for gentrifying Highland Park

This is an open letter to Marc Maron for his role in the gentrification of Highland Park. It is a letter is to all persons who invested in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) since the financial collapse of 2008. By signing this petition you agree that these gentrifiers should pay reparations to local families. Marc Maron stands to make hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale of his house in Highland Park. His 932 square foot two bedroom house is listed for $750,000. He and others like him are profiting from the process of gentrification, which has led to the massive displacement of at least a quarter of HLPs population of 70,000 people. Many of these are families of working class, largely Latinx people. Maron is deeply complicit in this process. Not only did he contribute to the rising costs of land, but also in the promotion of the land grab in the neighborhood, while misrepresenting and stereotyping his HLP neighbors on his podcast, “WTF.” The show, which he records in his garage, features wealthy celebrities and has attracted the homogenous bourgeois masses to HLP. He has shown no regard for his working class and immigrant neighbors, nor does he have a critical understanding of his presence within a community of a widely different socio-economic status. To the thousands who have been displaced from their homes and apartments -- many of them displaced more than once and eventually banished from Highland Park -- reparations should be paid. To all the new people who have moved into a neighborhood with a 38% poverty rate, you should also be made to pay reparations to the 1500 homeless persons in and around NELA, 80% of them having lived in HLP ten years or more. Now, in order to stay in Highland Park and NELA they must sleep in their cars or along the Arroyo Seco. The housing market is about to reward Mr. Maron and others with large piles of cash that they can hide behind as these families are pushed into the streets and eventually the desert beyond. Here is a reminder of 57 of those thousands of families. Marc Maron should donate every penny he makes from the sale of his house to those run over by gentrification. He should fill a sack with cash and walk along the river handing it out to the people sleeping in their tents.

Committee to Make Marc Maron Pay Reparations for Gentrification
28 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. House of Representatives, Maxine Waters, President of the United States

Reparations for inner city families for trauma filled living due to illegal War on Drugs.

Living in the inner cities of New York I have been affected by the era of crack cocaine. I have seen my friends parents on Drugs and the last resort choices that they had to make in order to take care of their families. Now older we have men mentally traumatized and cannot love or respect women because they're mother was on drugs and stole from them. Before crack touched the inner cities Black and brown families were 85% two parent families and 45% owned businesses, now children in the inner cities are forced to believe that there are no two family households ever and the only way to success is by music or sports. When I found out The CIA admitted to smuggling crack cocaine into the inner cities of America due to a series of articles published in 1996 by Mercury News and written by Gary Webb called "Dark Alliance; the story behind the Crack Cocaine Explosion". I was furious! Crack cocaine in the inner cities has torn up numerous families; mothers were introduced to a drug that caused them to sell any and everything to get, even their children. The "War On Drugs" and the "Three Strikes Law" put a lot of inner city men and women in prison. The black and brown ones receiving more time than their white peers. Breaking up inner city families even more and leaving children to care for themselves and their siblings. Police have been put in these neighborhoods traumatizing the residents by "stop and frisk" and seeing the people they are supposed to serve and protect as criminals.  We the people of the inner cities are traumatized, tortured and left without resources for repair due to this "war".  We are asking for the American Government to have the same compassion for the children left behind after the crack cocaine era that they have for the people of the Opiods epedimic today. Provide mental treatment, funding to help build businesses, funds to schools in those areas that build leaders to run businesses and breed new political leaders. The CIA and US Gov't spent $56 billion dollars a year since 1970 on the "War On Drugs" a budget of $56 billion dollars to each inner city affected by the "War on Drugs" would be a great start for restoration. 

Princess O'Garro
226 supporters