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Old Posted Jul 31, 2020, 12:13 AM
Omaharocks Omaharocks is offline
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Thank you for sharing these photos.

While sad to see, they demonstrate a reckoning. I've been living partly in Santa Fe recently, which is basically the closest thing to Asheville's sister city in the southwest. But while the movement exists in Santa Fe like it does everywhere to a degree, things mostly went on as normal downtown, just with very few tourists.

But the reckoning happened in Albuquerque, which has always been the New Mexico city with a foot planted in the real, in justice. There, just as in Asheville, everywhere is boarded up downtown, with murals and messages of hope.

I like that Asheville, while largely a tourist town ala Santa Fe, is allowing the ugly to bubble up to the surface. It's a community conversation that needs to happen.
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