Quotation by May Hobbs

What is a slum?... it is something that mostly exists in the imaginations of middle-class do-gooders and bureaucrats: people who do not have to live in them in the first place and do not have to live in what they put up afterwards once they have pulled them all down. One person's slum is another person's community.
May Hobbs (b. 1938), British author. Born to Struggle, "Prelude," (1973).

Hobbs was born and raised on Hoxton Street in the London borough of Hackney, in the city's East End—a neighborhood that was destroyed by a government slum clearance project.
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