The Wauwatosa City Council had a strange meeting on the newly unveiled plans for Hart Park. No testimony or questions were allowed. Something interesting was changed on the final plans though...
The basketball courts were removed and they were replaced by skate parks. One citizen insisted on asking the hard question out of turn anyway: Why?
The answer from the President went something like this: The neighborhood had "security concerns about basketball courts" and decided that a skate board park would be more appropriate.
This is a perfect example of the racially coded crap that is happening all over this country. People who don't want to invite "black kids" into their neighborhood park are making a bigotted assumption that black kids play basketball and white kids skate board, so if we don't have a basketball court, we won't have any black kids around. The idiocy of this astounds me.
Let's take a lesson in critical reasoning and logic:
First of all, some white kids play basketball. Secondly, some black kids skate board (ask my brothers and all their friends). Third, all black kids are not a "security concern" and finally, some "white kids" are a security concern.
The Tosa Common Council should be ashamed of themselves. They thought they could get away with this kind of behind the scenes, let's not talk about it racism. But hey, we all know that the black community in Milwaukee stops at 60th street going west (hum...isn't that where Tosa starts???) . Tosa cops like to pull over blacks who drive west of 60th street (ask the Milwaukee Alderman McGhee...) and buying a house in Tosa is nearly impossible for blacks (it always seems to be sold already).
It's an invisible redline that we all know about on both sides of it, and it's disgusting that our city's openly racist redlining is not only alive, but doing quite well.