The changing state of gentrification
I dont fucking know what i read cause it was bs
Gentrification of black and white
Hope VI Program -This programme has been used in dozens of cities to demolish public housing developments and to create new mixed-income communities in their place.
In these ways, housing policy and, more specically, public housing demolition and dispersal have been employed as economic development strate- gies by local governments intent on nding and forcing new paths of neighbourhood change and gentri cation
Private sector investment
Although gentrication has typically been seen as “class-based colonization of urban land”, it has a clear racial dimension as well
The predominant racial reality of gentri cation has been one of White gentri ers displacing low- income Black incumbents.
Public housing in the US is disproportionately occupied by people of colour, predominantly African Americans, and it is disproportionately located in minority neighbourhoods
These efforts have displaced hundreds of thousands of very-low-income families since the 1980s and have had a dis- proportionate impact on African Americans
Economic transition in the city of paterson
One of the most dramatic economic changes in USA since the 1960s has been the decline of manufacturing employment
Black middle class people in a poor black community
You would expect for them to be talking about black stereotypical behavior of poor black communities, but it was more of middle class behaviors
In fact, feelings of racial exclusion and a desire for “racial solidarity” often push African-Americans to flock to certain areas with a history of black culture.
grappling with black gentrification
Interestingly, research on the complicated issue of black gentrification reveals that the motivation for black residents to head to lower income minority neighborhoods differs significantly from that of their white counterparts.
Is gentrification all bad?
Gentrification doesn’t need to be something that one group inflicts on another; often it’s the result of aspirations everybody shares.
When you’re trying to make a poor neighborhood into a nicer place to live, the prospect of turning it into a racially and economically mixed area with thriving stores is not a threat but a fantasy.
“The idea of a new group of people with disposable income is excellent.”
The neighborhood remains a bastion of unemployment, public assistance, and crime, moated by great ramparts of public housing.
Greening the ghetto