Gentrification Is Deeply Racist And Needs To Be Reversed

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In cities across the world, vibrant communities of authenticity are being systematically cleansed of all that is good. Entire neighborhoods of color are disappearing, through a cynical process described euphemistically as ‘renewal’ or ‘regeneration’. We should not be afraid to call it by its true name: gentrification.

Defenders of gentrification claim that it involves ‘improving’ and ‘renovating’ districts that are ‘dilapidated’, through investing large sums of money. Buildings are either demolished outright and re-built, or else extensively refurbished. Both the featured image and picture below show the ‘before’ and ‘after’.

Brave new world: No place for the African braids shop, since this is deemed not middle-class enough

The reality is that gentrification is deeply racist; real estate investors re-develop neighborhoods and ‘smarten up’ streets precisely so as to attract ‘affluent’ (read: white, middle-class) people. In turn, people of color, low-income workers, and immigrants are forced to vacate their ‘hoods’.

Investors barely disguise their deep-set racism as one individual admitted about his redevelopment of Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in New York:

My saying is — again, I’m not racist — every black person has a price. The average price for a black person here in Bed-Stuy is $30,000 dollars. Up over there in East New York, it’s $10,000 dollars. Everyone wants them to leave, not because we don’t like them, it’s just they’re messing up — they bring everything down. Not all of them”

He goes on: “If there’s a black tenant in the house—in every building we have, I put in white tenants. They want to know if black people are going to be living there. So sometimes we have ten apartments and everything is white, and then all of the sudden one tenant comes in with one black roommate, and they don’t like it. They see black people and get all riled up, they call me: “We’re not paying that much money to have black people live in the building.” If it’s white tenants only, it’s clean. I know it’s a little bit racist but it’s not. They’re the ones that are paying and I have to give them what they want. Or I’m not going to get the tenants and the money is not going to be what it is.”

How many times does this stupid investor have to remind us ‘he is not racist’? He is exactly like Joseph Goebbels, convinced that if he repeats his lies enough, we might believe he is actually a progressive. We are not fooled!

It is clear to this author that not only must gentrification be stopped, it must be reversed. The racist investors must be forced to return the ‘improved’ districts back to the condition in which they found them. This means removing the health food stores and overpriced coffee shops with their pretentious ‘barristas’. Out, too, with the hipsters on their slim steel-framed single-speed cycles, the floral decorations on street corners and the sound-proof windows. Bring back the African braiding shop, the fried-chicken/kebab eateries, the pawn and porn shops. And do not forget the boarded-up buildings that allow our youth to express themselves through the medium of street art.

Finally, the racist investors must grovel to the evicted people of color, pay reparations and return them to the vibrant communities of authenticity they so love.

Jim
Jim

It’s about time that the inner cities were cleaned up! I here that Trumps going to send the Feds into Chicago to sort out black violence. God bless him!

#racist

MillionDollarBonus

Excuse me?? The violence in Chicago is because of police racism and lack of opportunity for African Americans!! Trump wants to send in MORE racist policemen – this is only going to exacerbate the problem. The only blacks who want more policing in these neighborhoods are uncle Toms. REAL African Americans are calling for even less policing, and are complaining about police brutality, racism and white privilege.

trav777

so deeply ingrained is “institutional racism” that black officers use their police union to REFUSE to disproportionately patrol black neighborhoods! They’re being taught by white supremacists to believe that their own people are somehow violent and dangerous and that patrolling their neighborhoods in solidarity with their brothers would expose them to excessive amounts of personal risk! And they actually say hell no to it. They couch Uncle Tom-ism in terms like “shootings,” “riots,” “snitches get stitches,” “fuck the po-lice” and other things they claim are emanating from black-dominated areas. Because slavery!

Data also shows that as the percentage of African American officers increases, so do things like police brutality complaints- data driven racism rearing its ugly head again!

Some blacks DO want more policing when they don’t want LESS policing. Basically, when the po-lice shoot somebody, dey beez wrong. And we needs less po-lice. But when crime goes up and niggaz be gettin live up in dey hoods, we needs MO po-lice. Blacks, due to specialness of diversity, want what they want when they want it, and if you don’t give it to them, you’re a RACIST. Get it? CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE.

CompassionateConservative
CompassionateConservative

It’s not only the police that are causing the crime it’s also KKK members sneaking in with their child murdering assault weapons equipped with bullet buttons and 30 million round clips.

Guns cause crime, not poor innocent and oppressed African-Americans!

trav777

Cleaned up???

The inner cities are not cesspools of crime and blight because of the people there, they are that way because of lack of “access,” lack of “opportunity,” and because of The Violence.

For example, there was a study a few years ago in Memphis where Section 8 migration trends were plotted against crime hotspot trends and they found that the maps were identical! Now, some racist bigots would assert that this is simply because the S8 folks ARE the crime. But we don’t think that way in Current Year. To say that or think it is Data-Driven Racism. What is actually happened can easily be explained by a progressive- institutional racism. No matter where blacks go, crime FOLLOWS them. Blight FOLLOWS them. Decay FOLLOWS them.

You see? They’re not to blame, these things are following them all over the place. The Violence stalks blacks, plaguing and besieging them. All over the world. White supremacy and white privilege causes all of these things. And income inequality and slavery. Places that have income equality don’t have these problems. Poverty is what causes crime and lack of dollars spent on education causes poverty. “We all know” as expressed in polls that black schools systems get LESS money than whites. Yes, I know, the DATA shows the opposite, but again, DATA DRIVEN RACISM is not to be tolerated in Current Year. Polls and public opinion is what matters, along with the perception that scholastic outcome is affected by money as opposed to the percentage of whites and Asians in your classroom. Imagine the bigotry of some people who point out that if we “subtract” out Hispanics and blacks, the USA has a schools system in some metrics that is #1 on the planet and in the top 3 overall in any comparison! It’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH, this is not the time to be racistly “subtracting” out blacks, when their diversity is absolutely indispensable to us! We are going to hear about the 2 or 3 significant things they achieved for an ENTIRE MONTH, ok? You cannot just subtract that out!!!!! An unused traffic signal, an unused “gas mask,” an improvement on the carbon filament and the Super Soaker! How can you subtract this? Without it, and Harriet Tubman and Saint MLK’s dreams, we wouldn’t have an America!!

DC has gentrified and now it’s a horrible place with trendy restaurants, Michelin stars, a budget surplus, and a massively lower crime rate. It’s lost out on pimps, pushers, prostitutes…we’re no longer the Murder Capital and that is a HUGE loss in prestige and visibility for DC.

We see crime and blacks and bad schools and blacks and poverty and blacks very highly correlated- it’s an EASY ONE, STUPID!

Poverty causes blacks. Crime causes blacks. Bad schools cause blacks! It cannot be the other way around because that would be Observational Racism.

MillionDollarBonus

I absolutely agree Pbier. Gentrification is an absolute disgrace! The rich and middle class should live amongst the poor and provide them with opportunities. Otherwise, poorer communities and minority communities fall apart while richer communities are clean and prosperous. I just can’t stand living in a society where rich people can afford better things than poor people. This has to end. Inequality is a huge problem, and the only solution is socialism.

Black Lives Matter

Whites should be PROSECUTED for gentrification. Gentrification is a crime against humanity. Where is the United Nations???

MillionDollarBonus

The UN is my government. I answer to them, not Trump’s fascist administration.

richandrenee

We’d love to see Michelle at the UN – she has real world experience from being in the White House, and on Oprah.

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And don’t forget about Ellen’s show. She Speaks for all LBGQRSTUV folks

MillionDollarBonus

Yes, unlike Trump Michelle is fully qualified to be a leader of nations. She was the first lady for 8 years and has a degree in African American studies from Princeton!

richandrenee

She’s never been bankrupt either – which is six times less than the lifetime loser Trump.

zzz
zzz

We all answer to the eunuchs of the UN. So who controls these eunuchs?

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Again Accredited times is ahead of the competition.
Thank you for exposing Trumps evil Plan that he is disguising as Improving our inner cities. He and Ben Carson through the manipulation of HUD will be channeling all of the treasury funds through Trumps companies and in the mean time lying about it calling it Infrastructure improvements.
I hope someone gets a Pulitzer for this investigative journalism.

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