in this country?
The poor and
lower middle class.
But is this realized?
Because we conceive
of ourselves, we MAJORITY as
splinters - Jews, Italians,
Blacks, Gays, Staights,
Drummers clash with new Harlem residents By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Writer
Sat Aug 11, 6:19 PM ET Exerpts:
NEW YORK - On Saturday nights in summer, hundreds of fingers pound out mesmerizing rhythms on African drums — a ritual repeated for decades in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park.
This year, the drums have a counterpoint: the complaints of "new Harlemites."
"African drumming is wonderful for the first four hours, but after that, it's pure, unadulterated noise. We couldn't see straight anymore," says Beth Ross, who lives in a luxury apartment building near the park. "It was like a huge boom box in the living room, the bedroom, the kitchen. You had no way to escape except to leave the apartment."
...The influx of outsiders intensified after the arrival six years ago of Harlem's most famous commercial tenant, former President Clinton, whose 125th Street office is a short walk from Marcus Garvey Park. He said then that he hoped his presence would encourage others to move to the neighborhood.
...Ross, an executive career coach who moved into the area a year ago, says she feels "honored" to be living in Harlem alongside longtime residents. "It is their community, their history," she said. But when it comes to their drumming location, she thought it was time to change.
"It's a matter of quality of life," she said.
Just a conicidence,
that by our being divided
it is a windfall
for the materially wealthy?
Strategically a coincidence
that Jesus died to make
the poor one family?