The question always is"What is a progessive in Pittsburgh"?
Let look at some issues in which progressives have been silent about: (1)Pittsburgh has one of the highest rates of poverty for african-americans in the country. (2) The city has repeatedly graduated all white male police and fire classes. Mark Roosevelt, who was applauded by white progressives, closed 98% black majority schools and shoved poor black children into failing 6-12 grade schools, (3)Tom Murphy begin the gentrification of the Hill District, East Liberty, Garfield, and soon Homewood driving untold numbers of the poor to places even further from jobs and transportation. (4) the continued tax increment financing giveaways to big corporations, and not to the low income and blighted areas in which it was intended. I ask again just what is a Pittsburgh progressive?
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