Walter Mencken 9 a.m., Oct. 22
Meet Big Chuck.
Long time resident of San Francisco’s predominantly black ghetto, Hunters Point, Big Chuck knows what’s up.
Located south-east of the city center and poorly connected to public transport, Hunters Point is a marginalized community that also contains one-third of San Francisco’s toxic waste. A high crime rate and fighting between gangs Big Block and Westmob also contribute to the neighborhood’s spiraling status. It’s amazing to me that such a place can exist within walking distance from San Francisco’s wealthy and white downtown.
October 9, 2010