The “Kensington” Stereotype

I haven’t traveled to London, but I’d like to.  Until then, I’ll remind myself of what I don’t know.

Today, the New York Times posted a detailed, lengthy article by Katrin Bennhold which challenges everything outsiders assume about one district in London.  I’ll withhold my own comments and let you read the story.  Then you can reach your own conclusion.  The link is below.

Wait.  No, I won’t withhold every one of my own comments:  This sounds exactly like what happens in the United States, and we should be disgusted.  It’s a disgraceful situation which has to change, but if predictable human behavior is any indication the people in authority will offer public relations, not action, as an answer.  Then things can continue to get worse for the poor until the next Grenfell Tower-type disaster, when the public relations cycle will begin all over again.  And it is a cycle.

 

 

 

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