The Fall of East Cleveland

This is pretty interesting, if you’ve got the time. East Cleveland is sort of a spectacular example of everything that’s gone wrong in the Cleveland area.

One interesting thing about this video is that the people from East Cleveland seem to blame the city’s people for its downfall. I don’t at all. I think this is what happens when you have absolutely no housing policy and building new communities means throwing away the “old” ones. A few people got rich building new suburbs in northeast Ohio over the last few decades even though there were no new people to occupy them. This is the fallout. We accept it.

–A.S.

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