Gentrification: The Struggle Is Real

Is gentrification always bad? Let’s listen to these guys:


(I hope you weren’t offended. Actually, I don’t care if you were. At the least, it’s not as bad as this Black History Month skit from SNL.)

Whether gentrification (which usually has the connotation of middle- to upper-class white people moving into a poor black community, subsequently driving up housing costs) is a bad thing depends on who you ask. I’ve even heard an African-American pastor (who ministers in a very poor community in Greenville, SC), say, “Some people call it gentrification. I just call it capitalism.”

And others say that not only is gentrification rare, but it is ultimately good for those in poverty.

What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear your comments or questions, on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments section below.

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2 thoughts on “Gentrification: The Struggle Is Real

  1. Gentrification can only be good if those that are poor, actually own the property in the area and are wanting to cash in and move out. But sadly many of the people that live in those areas are poor and renting from someone, who is going to kick them out and then cash out. So it can be good and bad for those that live in the affected areas.

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