Distritos / Districts


Tiny - Posted on 22 February 2012

Author: 
Ingrid DeLeon

 

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Nota del Editor: Supuestamente, la redistribución de distritos es el proceso de redibujar los límites de los distritos electorales en una ciudad para que sean del mismo número de personas en cada uno de ellos. Redistribución de Distritos sucede una vez cada diez años. Lo que realmente sucede en la redistribución de distritos es que las líneas se dibujan de nuevo por los políticos y culebras de bienes raíces para incluir / excluir a ciertos grupos de personas. Redistribución de Distritos se utiliza a menudo para asegurarse de que ciertos políticos será reelegido. Esto se llama “gerrymandering”. redistribución de los privilegiados de las voces y los votos de los ricos y los desarrolladores de bienes raíces, al mismo tiempo marginar aún más a los pueblos pobres y los pueblos de color en una ciudad de aburguesamiento.

Se dice que es una ciudad santuaria. Yo pienso que San francisco es la ciudad mas hermosa de Estados Unidos no por sus edificios, sino por ser una ciudad con muchas oportunidades. Yo me siento feliz de que Dios me permitio llegar a esta ciudad donde las puertas se abren para cualquier oportunidad. Ya sea para estudiar o ir al medico o para muchas otras cosas. Digo esto porque conosco gente de otras ciudades que les an negado el medical y otras cosas mas. Pero apesar de todas estas oportunidades esta ciudad me parese que siempre esta dibidida por distritos o como desimos en mi pais por sonas residensiales, les llamamos asi por que alli viven las personas que tienen mas dinero, y donde viven los mas pobres  se le llaman barrios haci esta compuesta la ciudad.

Yo pensaba que aqui era diferente pero no, porque la ciudad de San Fransisco esta compuesta de 11 distritos y cada distrito tiene su propio supervisor para poder controlar major a la ciudad y a la gente. Por eso hacen censos cada año. Para saber si hay mas gente o si se han ido. Se supone que cada distrito debe tener la misma cantidad de habitantes, pero algunos tienen mas que otros por ejemplo, el distrito 6, 10, 11 y 3  tienen como veinte mil mas que los otros condados o distritos el sexto tiene mil habitantes, mas de lo que deberia tener . El districto 11 tiene mas gente Filipina Americana y apesar de esto no a habido ningun supervisor de esa raza, pero puede ocurrir y alomejor seria bueno pues seria su misma gente a quien supervisa. Si esto pasara vivirian mas personas blancas alli porque la verdad la gente blanca no se mescla con gente morena, pero con chinos y con Filipinos me parese que si. Esto es porque lamentablemente en este pais hoy hay mucho racismo todabia y es por eso que no se mesclan apesar que los que cambian los distritos y mesclan a la gente  muchas veces son los que venden las casas. Pero no solo ellos, sino tambien la carencia pues por ejemplo antes en el barrio de la mission vivia mucha gente Latina, hoy dia se an alejado de alli porque la renta es demaciada cara y en otros barrios es mas barato y ultimamente se a mesclado los morenos y otras razas.

Pero con Estadonidenses Americanos no, porque no tenemos sufisiente dinero para vibir alli  al nibel de ellos.

Por eso es que si quedara un supervisor latino en el barrio donde hay  mas morenos que latinos alo mejor no funcionaria o si ubiera  un supervisor Moreno en el barrio de los Filipinos talves funsionaria o talves no, pues no se sabe porque no a abido  ninguno. Como en barrio de la Mission que ya hay un superbisor latino y creo que muchos saven que es David Campos  pero el apenas esta enpesando. No savemos vien como funsionara pero esperemos que todo lo aga bien.

Pero el caso es que seamos Latinos o Morenos o Blancos todos somos humanos y Americanos, centro o sur todo es America.

 

English follows

 

Editor's Note:  Allegedly, redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of election districts in a city so there are the same number of people in each one. Redistricting happens once every ten years.  What really happens in redistricting is that the lines are redrawn by politicians and real estate snakkkes to include/exclude certain groups of people.  Redistricting is often used to ensure certain politicians will be reelected. This is called gerrymandering.  Redistricting privileges the voices and votes of rich people and real estate developers, while further marginalizing poor peoples and peoples of color in a gentrifying city.

It is said that this is a sanctuary city. I think that San Francisco is the most beautiful city in all Unites States not for its buildings, but for being a city with many opportunities. I feel happy that God allowed me to arrive in this city where doors open every day. Whether it be to study or to get medical care and many other things. I say this because I know many people outside the city who have been denied medical help among other things. Even with these opportunities this city is divided by districts, or as we say in my country by residential zones. We call them this because this is were the rich people live, and where the poor live they are called hoods or barrios, this is how the city is composed.

I thought things were different here but no, because the city of San Francisco is composed of 11 districts and each one has its own supervisor to better control its city and its people. That’s why each year they do a census. To know if there are more people or if people are leaving. It supposed be that each district has around the same amount of people, but some have more than others.  For example, districts 6, 10, 11 and 3 have about twenty thousand more people than the other districts. District 6 has a thousand more that what is should have. District 11 has more Filipino Americans and even so there has not yet been one supervisor of this same race, but it could happen and this might even be a good thing since he would be supervising his own people. If this would happen more white people would live there because the truth is white people don’t like to live next to people of color, but with Chinese and Filipinos I feel like they do. This is because sadly in this country today there is still a lot of racism and that’s why they don’t mix even though the people who are in charge of drawing the lines in the districts and try to mix races are the ones who are selling the homes. Not just them but also the lack of people because for example before in the Mission neighborhood a lot of Latina/os lived there, today they have left the neighborhood due to drastic rent increases and moved into cheaper homes and lately you have more of a mix of African Americans and all other races.

But with White U.S. Americans this does not happen, because we don’t have enough money to live there on their level.

But if there was a Latina/o supervisor in that district where there are more African Americans than Latina/os then maybe it wont work to well or if you had a African American supervisor in the barrio of Filipinos it might work it might not, but we do not know because there has not been one yet. Like in the Mission district there is a Latino supervisor and I would think many already know him as David Campos, but he is just starting. We don't know how this will work out but lets hope he does a good job.  But the main thing here is whether you're Brown or Black or White we are all humans and Americans, central or south it is all America.

...there are more African Americans than Latina/os then maybe it wont work to well or if you had a African American supervisor in the barrio of Filipinos it might work it might not, but we do not know because there has not been one yet."

Actually, you do know: Obama was elected 4 years ago, and it hasn't made the least difference, has it?

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