The Southern Logic Company: Tatsuma: I'm really starting to be annoyed by the now constant use of tumblr buzzwords like privileged all over the place.This. How did this become accepted pretty much overnight?
The Southern Logic Company: This. How did this become accepted pretty much overnight?
GORDON: White people leaving = white flight.
The_Original_Roxtar: so, increased land values, improved small business opportunities... and you're mad about this why again?maybe if your "pride in your community" extended beyond covering everything in gang graffiti and violence against outsiders, you wouldn't need to be displaced in the name of progress.
Loreweaver: Enlightened Liberal: I'm all for gentrification since most people end up winners, except for renters who see their rent increase at a higher rate than their wages.If you own a rental property and person A is willing and able to pay $2,000 a month and person B can only afford $800 a month, then sorry person B you need to find a new place to live. On the hand, low - income people shouldn't be completely screwed but I'm not sure what an equitable solution would be.One solution is to put in place nationwide rules that prevent making improvements to rental propertiesraising rent for existing tenants above the normal inflation rate, and rules that forbid a lease to be terminated if the property changes owners. Obviously, when the lease expires, the tenant would have to negotiate with the new owner, but if the former law is also in effect, the new owner could not raise rent more than 5% over the previous year's rent.
Loreweaver: Because of the change in ownership, our old lease was now null and void,
mike_d85: Tatsuma: "cotton ceiling",What?I'm not being facetious, I really didn't understand the point of that link. So... a transgendered lesbian is a woman who has gotten a sex change, but still calls themselves a woman? Is that what's happening? Wouldn't that just be buyer's remorse?
Big Ramifications: Interesting to note if the same thing happens in reverse - non-white residents taking over white neighborhoods - the same racial group are the moral bad guys. This sort of demographic shift is labelled "white flight."
Another Government Employee: As a middle class white dude in a gentrifying neighborhood, I'm getting a kick.When I first moved in, my street was a mix of GM redneck and struggling musicians. Chambodia was threatening to come up the street and get us (nothing wrong with that). I picked up my house for cheap and I was happy. Close to everything. And a semi decent school district to boot.Now...I am surrounded by 4000 sq. ft. McMansion's filled with entitled yuppies. I get calls daily from developers who haven't come up to my price yet. All the cool funkiness that made the place home is gone. The BOE went insane 10 years ago and is just now coming off probation. And I am ready to retire.Financially, I'll make out like a bandit. But it doesn't mean I have to like it.
Enlightened Liberal: Whoa there, Mr. CIS-gendered, hetero normative, transmisogynist, you need to check your privilege and learn my pronouns.But really, I'm mostly left leaning but manufactured outrage from these people has become rather annoying. It hasn't made me a Republican, but now I just hate everything.
Tatsuma: The Southern Logic Company: This. How did this become accepted pretty much overnight?I don't know it's like I blinked and now that shiat is everywhere. It's like with the rise of tumblr a very small but very vocal segment of SJWs have managed to hijack the discourse while most of us are just confused why the news is starting to push that bullshiat full time.These are the same people who also dogpile people and ask for them to lose their jobs the second they say something that they disagree with. Not even something extreme or hateful, just something they disagree with.Two guys crack jokes about dongle at a conference? Clearly they need to be publicly shamed and lose their jobs for doing what everyone everywhere does.
Rapmaster2000: The only people who biatch about gentrification are the gentrifiers who moved in last year and are upset about the gentrifiers moving in this year.
Tatsuma: I'm really starting to be annoyed by the now constant use of tumblr buzzwords like privileged all over the place.
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