Mother Jones Tackles The Bubble

Hot on the heels of my Pontiac fiasco, Mother Jones magazine has posted a manifesto about Highland Park, written by Dallas-born Josh Harkinson.

It tackles a lot of issues – race at Dallas Country Club, the finances of Beretta – and includes this doozy:

A friend who is a descendant of one of Highland Park’s founding families was discussing this history over lunch at Washburne’s Mi Cocina restaurant when a black acquaintance, a successful loan broker, stopped by our table. Answering before I could ask, my friend said, “He does not live in Highland Park.”

It’s an interesting read, and draws some strange – but reasonable – parallels between Highland Park and Berkeley, California. Dive in.

7 thoughts on “Mother Jones Tackles The Bubble

  • December 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm
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    Wow. Our communities sure are getting the front row treatment from the extreme left media voices with this MJ piece and the Salon post over at Preston Hollow People. The MJ piece sure was a well balanced article (almost too balanced) and the comments are almost as enlightening.

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  • December 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm
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    This story is spot on.

    This story is a joke.

    All depends one who you’re talking about, but you can’t define a town. So some people are elitist jerks, and some people are good, solid family people who donate time and money to charity. Of course, there are elitist jerks who contribute as well. And great people who contribute nothing, and some people…

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  • December 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm
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    So they are jealous and add in a touch of self hate for good measure

    White Leftists are soooo afraid to deal with black people at an honest level they resort to “showing how (un) racist” they are with their diatribes against those the think of as easy to pick on

    Uh, we call those types, Bullies

    keep up the good work

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  • December 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm
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    self haters are working ot in the schools telling whites how they got lucky and dont deserve wealth etc

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  • December 19, 2011 at 5:13 pm
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    Wow, reading the comments in that MJ story is really depressing. I see disagreements over here at PCP, and on (very) rare occasions, some people might get out-of-hand-nasty, but it is rare. The venomous hate that is being spewed there by the commentors is a very sad statement for our society as a whole.

    Why is it so cool to hate someone just because they have some money?

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  • December 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm
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    I thought the Pontiac joke was funny. And the comments were even funnier.

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