For People of Color, Gentrification is More a Curse than a Blessing — BlackPressUSA

NNPA NEWSWIRE — According to a March 2019 study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), more than 135,000 Black and Hispanics around the nation were displaced between 2000 and 2012. 59 more words

For People of Color, Gentrification is More a Curse than a Blessing — BlackPressUSA

3 thoughts on “For People of Color, Gentrification is More a Curse than a Blessing — BlackPressUSA

  1. “…gentrification is colonization.”
    Whites have been gentrifying the entire hemisphere since the 15th Century, established slavery by the 16th Century, and desire to continue at an ever-increasing rate into the 21st Century. They displace entire tapestries of cultures with breathtaking brutality and rapidity. Gentrification (‘people of gentle birth’, ‘*landed* gentry’). To ‘colonize’ better describes the dynamic, to ‘settle’ always connotes a white-supremacist narrative, historicist propaganda. Again, ADOS are continuously marginalized in this way. And it is not merely historical, it permeates the entire country and does all it can to permeate the entire planet. To gentrify a neighborhood is a radical act that yanks Black culture from its roots any place that whites wish to reseed. Evilization.

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