Poverty Must Be Our Focus To Fulfill The Dream

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Dr. King Receiving His Nobel Prize. Credit Here.

Oh, how men of compassionate, tolerant hearts willing to do all necessary for the betterment of all people can connect across decades, even centuries.

The dream is far from realized. Half of all public schoolchildren are now in poverty, as of 2015. People of all races cannot live life without finding institutional discrimination, which matters much more than verbal racism. Over 40 million of our fellow Americans are suffering in poverty; out of this, those suffering worst are blacks, Hispanics, and Native Americans. And the poverty rate is only getting higher.

I am ready to lead the next great change, this time with a focus on poverty. We must look at our people less as black, Hispanic, Native American, American of Arab Descent, etc., and more as fellow Americans. We must reduce poverty and improve education to save the dream.

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Credit Here.

We as America are a beautiful tapestry, woven together by strands representing every race. The strands should not hate each other because they are a different color, they should all work together. When strands are eliminated through the loss of opportunity, the American Dream, the whole tapestry falls apart.

I am ready to help all who suffer in the deepest depths of the human condition, that of poverty. And I will pay whatever price, bear any burden, for this to happen.

Thank you, Dr. King, for starting the great change. We must carry the torch now, and focus on our issues, like poverty, which is worse now than even in the 1960s. We must also prevent what happened in the last 50 years, regression, from happening again.

We must never let our hearts turn dark, for no tolerant democracy can run on hatred.

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Ambitious Idea For Brazil World Cup Stadiums Being Considered

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Aerial View Of Proposed Apartments. Credit Here.

In 1976, it seemed like a good idea. The Olympics were in MontrĂ©al that year, and they wanted to make them remarkable. So, the idea was to build a stadium with a large retractable roof. But, as the stadium grew, the roof continued to pester construction workers. It grew to such a hassle that it wasn’t even done in time for the 1976 Olympics. Or the 1980. The roof was not done until 1987, and since then the stadium has practically just sat there, falling apart, as $1 billion has gone down the drain.

Brazil’s leaders do not want a repeat of this in the stadiums built for the World Cup that occurred this June and July. This is why the architectural team at 1 Week 1 Project has come up with a solution that will keep the stadiums in use while helping to tackle one of Brazil’s major issues. The idea has been pitched that the stadiums be converted into affordable housing for those evicted by the construction of the arenas. Bold, yes, but a (at least) partial solution to 2 of the major issues in Brazil.

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The Arena By The Sea, As A Proposed Apartment Complex. Credit Here.

This program- called Casa Futebol– fulfills a promise made by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, which was to provide low-cost housing to those displaced by the construction of the stadiums. This promise was reiterated by the Homeless Workers Movement, in which 7000 protestors occupied an empty lot next to the $455 million opening match stadium.

Revenue to pay for the construction of the housing would be accumulated by the funds made off of continuing soccer matches being played in them.

While this proposition is still being considered, the only other idea pitched that is seriously being considered is turning the arenas into jails. The stadium officials do say though that they will be repurposed, and the best-looking way would be to turn them into low-cost homes for poverty-stricken Brazilians.

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Close-Up Of Proposed Apartments. Credit Here.