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A Response to Gentrification

Posted by Michael Hamlett on

 Gentrification is rooted in the idea that areas can be "discovered" and then "made safe", through investment in infrastructure, for other people groups.  Now, this isn't primarily about race, although race does play a part in the gentrification process.  The reason why I don't want to highlight the racial aspect of Gentrification is because it perpetuates a couple of toxic ideas.  The first is that only white people have money, or achieved a certain economic status.  This encourages people who are not white to believe they are below white people in value, authority, or have to own certain brands (created by...

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