Class-ism — Why It’s So Different
Lock Street/Calle Los Milagros is only a mile from Meridian Avenue. Yet, one would think that they are worlds apart.
Meridian Avenue leads to the downtown area of Dade City.
Lock Street which is about half a mile long looks like a third world country compared to what the South of the downtown area looks like.
My question is why?
Dade City, FL
Is not that big of a city. The population is about 6,400 residents. I’m sure that this figure does not include the many undocumented residents that call it home.
Nonetheless, the disparity is obvious when one stands on Lock Street/Calle Los Milagros as opposed to South of the downtown area.
It would seem that anything north of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in any city begins to look like the funds that are used to maintain the area are depleted once it reaches that street. This is no different for Dade City.
Who Else See’s It?
I must admit that I’ve only been frequenting Dade City since April 1st. I decided to rent an office there because of the disparity that was obvious to me. My question is, doesn’t everyone else see it? If so, why hasn’t anything been done about it?
I know these are my questions, but to see something and not act on it comes from 1 of 2 reasons. The first is that although something is obvious, it has already been decided that nothing is going to be done about it. The second is that what is visible is obvious, but there is not the know how on what to do about it.
How to address Class-ism
As with any kind of ism, first there has to be admission that it exists. Only then can the people who care enough to address the issue begin to work towards a solution.
It’s time to address it!