Isabelle Nastasia is a student at Brooklyn College, where she is studying critical pedagogy and intersectionality. She is an organizer with New York Students Rising and the Brooklyn College Student Union.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Why Race Matters After Sandy
During the fall of 1962, residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn saw the trash accumulating on their sidewalks and realized that the city didn’t care about them the way it did about others. Their children had to play in stinky garbage while other neighborhoods had trees and parks. They complained to elected officials and the Sanitation Department, but the problem never got better.