Equality is the foundation of fixing Milwaukee's inner city decline. Healing the Washington Park neighborhood is merely a piece of this larger puzzle. In order to being this puzzle we must raise awareness of the realities and issues of crime, poverty, race, and other related issues. Acting on such issues would benefit the Milwaukee community as a whole. In my opinion such solutions should include designing free recreation centers in vacant areas, fixing street lights, and structuring vacant alleys.
Through focusing on such issues and community needs and desires we can work towards preventing crime, creating a self-sufficient Washington Park, and further the self-healing process within the community. The recreational centers open dreams by allowing participants of the community to participate in positive and progressive actions. Proper street lighting and well orchestrated alleys help to prevent pockets of crime. Proper education of minorities must take place to allow African American students to know their identity. Knowing ones identity helps instill a sense of personal identity within. The Washington Park neighborhood should allow its residents to have such possibilities because it is an asset to the entire city of Milwaukee.