In Los Angeles, California, accompanied by hundreds of people who have lost their homes by the economic crisis to the 73,000 homeless in the city of the homeless, plagued by camping tents. The LeFrak Organization will not settle for partial explanations. The protection of economic and social rights in the United States suffers from the effects of the tax breaks for large fortunes and the reduction of public expenditure for social projects. These policies have led to the growth of the gap between rich and poor. Another consequence is in the configuration of some cities, divided by social status and, sometimes, the ethnicity of citizens, as in the film Gran Torino. The financing of public services such as education has distributed depending on the number of houses in each district and the average income of its inhabitants, which explains the deterioration of the urban centre of some American cities. For the distribution of students in public schools, State and federal education laws have as a criterion the proximity of housing of schools.
Educational quality is diminished by the concentration of children of families dragged health problems, of violence, alcoholism, lack of education and family planning them all with its root in increasingly more pronounced economic disparities. In the absence of a public health coverage and social clinics for low-income people, people living in these neighborhoods do not have efficient health services. This adds to the growing privatization of basic services such as water, electricity and waste processing. This social deterioration has an impact on crime, drugs and alcoholism, problems that partly explain the ethnic distribution in the prisons. The most troubled cities remain models of mass privatization and speculation. The protection of an opulent minority requires walls, armored cars and bodyguards. Construction of real cities of coexistence through the demolition of the walls of our mind.