This year marks the 20th anniversary since South Africa's first democratic elections, which in 1994 drove the final nail into the coffin of Apartheid. To commemorate this event and measure the depth of racial healing between blacks and whites in "The New South Africa," longtime Mantle correspondent Michael J. Jordan launched a documentary-film project, The Clubhouse: A Post-Apartheid Story. Below is Part 1 of his six-part travelogue from his recent production trip, on the making of this film.
So, some geeks thought it would be cool to put together a site that gives travelers or would-be neighborhood prospectors a way to separate nice hoods from the undesirables.
Sure, it's a noble 1 percent thought, but where's some political correctness when you need it? And what's the criteria?
Is downtown NYC still undesirable when half the city is getting priced out of it and there's a Starbucks on every corner?
Even worse the start-up and website looks to have conveniently changed to Good Part of Town since it got exposed for its foolery.
Double bad job all around.
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Saturday, May 04, 2013, 5:00pm
Cooper Union: Frederick P. Rose Auditorium 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003
Saturday afternoon's event, moderated by Peter Godwin, took its time in unfolding a series of observations regarding the current state of South African society and the remnants of Apartheid, which "ended" nearly twenty years ago.
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