"Not eating chard. That's what all those weirdos eat at their stupid picnics on the Hungry Ghost lawn." -Nina

July 01, 2008

I Had A Dream That People In Northampton Cared This Much...

...Then I woke up and remembered that the dominating demo in Northampton is white, affluent, and without compassion or empathy for others unlike them. And though they can care, apparently many only care when they feel the repercussions. Tell them no more indie art films for you! and watch them mobilize. You stay classy Northampton. Literally.

"The ruckus at P.S.20 on Essex Street began when Wing Lam, director of the Chinese Staff and Workers' Association, interrupted the introductions at the May 12 meeting to demand translation for the many Chinese and Spanish speakers in attendance. David McWater, chair of Community Board 3, refused, saying that there was no money to hire translators. After Lam whipped the crowd into an earsplitting frenzy, McWater's face reddened with rage, and he called the cops to remove the rabble-rousers."

"I don’t think this area should be gentrified," said community organizer Wah Lee through a translator during public testimony. "In Chinese, the word for 'gentrified' also means 'expensive housing.'"