As a black man and Chestnut Hill area resident, it's hard to describe how disturbed I am with Tyler Britten's "white savior attitude."
As a black man and Chestnut Hill area resident, it's hard to describe how disturbed I am with Tyler Britten's "white savior attitude" specifically, the notion that he knows what is best for me, and people of my complexion.
I, for one, appreciate the work of the CHCA and Chestnut Hill residents in their efforts to preserve the historic character of our neighborhood and its beautiful green spaces. I also appreciate the thriving business district that has provided opportunities for entrepreneurs of all colors.
I also sincerely disagree with the Local's decision to publish articles about "racist flyers" – in effect amplifying their message, 100-fold. It would have been best to ignore messages of hate, instead of rebroadcasting them in an effort to race-bait the community for views. That's exactly what the racists wanted.
Lastly, I do agree with Tyler on one point. Virtue-signaling lawn signs do nothing to help real people. However, neither does posting divisive, ill-informed nonsense targeted at the very people who devote so much of their time, money and energy to making this community a better place to live.
For those who actually care, next time – pick up a spoon instead of your virtuous pen.
Wyndmoor / Chestnut Hill