Wednesday, November 20, 2019

One Or the Other?

Now-County Council member David Yungmann once said to me at a HoCoBlogs party that everything in a place like Howard County came down to either education or land use. At the time I was focused primarily on education and didn’t give much thought to the land use part of his comment.

I’m not sure what brought this to mind this morning, but it does seem like most of what I read about is either one or the other. Or both.

I’ve done a lot of learning in recent years about systemic racism and it certainly has its deadly grip on both education and land use.

I’m hard pressed to think of anything in Howard County that isn’t related. Maybe I’m just not awake yet.

What do you think? Is that all we are? Am I forgetting something? Does it matter that we hold certain over arching values that color our decisions on land use and education? Tell me what you think.

By the way, Mr. Yungmann also said that he and I probably had more in common than I thought. I’d respectfully suggest he may have missed the mark on that one.

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