Thursday, March 17, 2011

Arlington Rental Community Residents Demand a No Re-Segregation Zone

Dear Mr. Zimmerman:

We are residents of market-rate affordable housing along Columbia Pike, Lee Highway, Route 7, Route 50, and elsewhere in Arlington County.

We demand that you cease and desist implementing "Resegregation through Gentrification" in our communities, aided and abetted by your Racist and Elitist "Community Leaders" appointed to your "Plenary Committee", Dover, Kohl and Partners, which specializes in "Resegregation through Gentrification" across America and your own "County Staff" which rubber stamps everything you do and want to do to make Arlington County a place where only wealthy Caucasians from Northern and Western Europe can live. It is obvious you want to take Arlington County back to the America of 1961. Exceptions are, of course, made for a few Latinos and Latinos like Walter "Nada" Tejada who were the foreign exchange students in 1961 who "went along with the program" in the high school environment like the one you've created in Arlington today, along with a few "trusted Negroes."

We, therefore, order you to CEASE AND DESIST your, the County Board's, County Staff's, Arlington Police Department's, and any and all other Racist and Elitist behavior by any person and organization directed against our enjoying tranquility in our market rate rental homes as is our RIGHT under the Code of Virginia, 18.2 418 and 419.

If do you not CEASE and DESIST your behavior we have no recourse but to call for a National Boycott of all Economic Activity in Arlington County, including conferences, meetings, conventions, and similar events.

Arlington Market-Rate Affordable Housing Coalition

13 Comments:

At 17 March, 2011 , Anonymous Pikester said...

Long, long overdue.

 
At 17 March, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much is Dover, Kohl making from Zimmerman's re-segregartion of the Pike?

 
At 18 March, 2011 , Anonymous Terell said...

Enough dumb growth.

 
At 18 March, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Dover, Kohl Web site. Depictions of their finished projects include a few minority Yuppies.

 
At 18 March, 2011 , Anonymous Pikester said...

Yes, enough is enough. I will be happy to help a national boycott of Arlington Virginia. We all have the same rights, whether we earn $40,000 a year or $4 million a year.

Time to boot out the Elitists, starting with Ambassador of Sports and Sister Cities Programs, Nada Tejada. He is just like the foreign exchange students 50 years ago, who came from wealthy families in countries like El Salvador and lived with wealthy American families.

 
At 18 March, 2011 , Anonymous Been There said...

Yes, County Board is like the student council in a wealthy suburban high school, circa 1962.

 
At 18 March, 2011 , Anonymous Marisol said...

Nada Tejada says he wants Latinos and Latinas to be involved in the Pike. planning. But we are never appointed to any planning committees and have already been threatened with being arrested if we attend the special County Board Meeting on March 26th.

 
At 18 March, 2011 , Anonymous Barcrofter said...

First, everyone appointed to the Plenary Committee who lives North of Route 50 and South of Walter Reed Drive must be replaced by Pike Corridor residents.

Second, the Plenary Committee must reflect the demographics of the Pike Corridor.

Third, Dover, Kohl must be replaced as the County's Pike planning consultants.

 
At 18 March, 2011 , Anonymous Jorge, Barcroft Apts. said...

It has been 35 years since Latino and Latina immigrants began arriving from Central America. We are shut out of government except for a few like Tejada who only cares about the Ricos.

 
At 18 March, 2011 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Know what the City of Alexandria is doing? Rather than going through this huge charade that costs taxpayers $500,000 per affordable unit the City is buying condo units on the open market.

 
At 18 March, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does the County Board continue to lie about Gentrification? They have little enough credibility already, except with the Yuptards.

 
At 19 March, 2011 , Anonymous Jorge said...

Did you see that of all who were named teachers of the year in the Arlington school system only one was Latino or Latina?

 
At 19 March, 2011 , Anonymous Geraldo said...

Yes, the Elitists want to take us back to the way it was 50 years ago when the Astronauts lived across the street from Williamsburg Middle School and made jokes about Latinos.

I am furious at the County Board. Yes, they are like a wealthy suburban high school in 1962 and Nada Tejada is like the foreign exchange student they let sit on the student council.

 

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