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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Saundra Davis, May 12, 1998. Interview K-0278. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Inequal resource allotment for black and white areas

Here, Davis argues that white people receive more assistance from the government than black people. She cites the example of a nearby playground that was neglected.

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Oral History Interview with Saundra Davis, May 12, 1998. Interview K-0278. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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PG: For example, as you’ve said, I think there have been a series of times at which people have thought about closing West Charlotte. SD: Sure. I know it for a fact. You’ve got to put your foot down, and you’ve got to go down there. Hey, look, just like I said. We pay taxes just like everybody else. What is not right, they’re taking our tax money and doing more for the whites than they’re doing up here. It’s not fair. It is not fair. I’m going to give you another example of what I’m talking about how it’s not fair. You look out here at this playground. Our children had playground equipment down here, right through here there was playground equipment. We had some up here on the hill. They came last year when the children started camp. They waited right until those kids went into camp in June, and they came out here and took this playground equipment up. They declared that they were going to put some more down. Its been almost a year. Where is the equipment? I asked the director over there, I said, “Where is the equipment for the children?” She’s trying to get an answer. I said, “Well, okay. That’s fine. I’ll find out who your boss is, and who her boss is or his boss is. These kids need some playground equipment over there because our tax money pays for it over here just like it does over there. All these other playgrounds have it. That’s not fair.”