You are so right Sherry Kappel. Good people do good things for all people. Greedy people and the power hungry harm all of us. I wanted to tell the story because we (Black people) tend to want to give each other the brown brother pass for our wrong doings. I always have higher standards for us because we know our struggles with upward mobility, Jim Crow, poverty, education, community development, etc.
I was extremely dissatisfied with the outcome, and I am surprised that this person still has her council seat. People have short term memories for sure. But we also must do better with taking care of communities. Poor people deserve the same amenities as more affluent families, probably moreso.
Any group can suffer the same setbacks when there are greedy people with too much unchecked power within their group. This hopefully is the takeaway for readers.