anecdote.

A friend pulled over in his auto tonight to say hi, just at the moment I started to cross MLK. He laughed when he told me he’d just seen a couple of (white) youngsters making a dash across MLK, away from the newish 7-11 across from Vanport, with what he was certain was a 12-pack that they had presumably stolen from the store. My friend remembers when 7-11 execs lied about putting a store in the neighborhood, lied about how it would be operated, and simply ignored anything that the ‘Friends of MLK’ neighbors group had to say. I think he was giving those young men a silent thumbs up.

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