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(NPR)   New study shows that waves of over-privileged white kids taking over old neighborhoods, driving up prices, and pushing out the former non-white residents may actually be a good thing. Well, for the privileged white kids, anyway   (npr.org) divider line 14
    More: Obvious, privilege of the white, Tompkins Square Park, social consciousness, gentrification  
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2014-01-22 09:11:52 AM
5 votes:
Here comes the neighborhood.
2014-01-22 01:03:28 PM
1 votes:

Tatsuma: GORDON: Claiming someone is "abusing their privilege" is just another way to label someone, and therefore negate them. Why bother treating someone with respect when they are obviously just another liberal/tea bagger/racist/homophobe/sexist? "Privilege" is just an updated way to call someone a casual racist.

Pretty much, yeah. It's all mental gymnastics, ideological purity and either redefining language or inventing words in order to remove certain concepts or opinion from popular though. It's social 1984.

In their search for ideological purity, the cries of "tolerance" are not enough anymore. It used to be everyone believed society would be better if only we were tolerant of each others. Didn't have to like each other, didn't have to interact, but as long as we tolerated each others and had equal rights, everyone was better off. Now, if you're tolerant but not accepting, you suddenly become evil. If you have never read about the "cotton ceiling", go ahead. We're living in an era where even your sexual preferences can be used to paint you as oppressive and a bigot.

This is madness.


I suspect this kind of thinking is catching on because of the nature of the internet.  Used to be a nutball running around with a "everyone is racist/privileged" world view would just be the local nutball... but now with the internet every nutball has a voice and is able to reinforce every other nutball's delusions.  It is a self feeding cycle.  The more they are heard, the louder they get.  Just think how insane things will be 20 years from now.

But what do i know.... I am just another white male who was obviously raised to think his opinion matters, flaunting the fact he had access to good public education in everyones faces.  I don't have enough of a victim mentality to be taken seriously.
2014-01-22 12:57:43 PM
1 votes:

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?
2014-01-22 09:58:06 AM
1 votes:

reillan: It was actually a close and personal look at gentrification that turned me into a Lib in the first place.  Now, I'm somewhat commiserate with it, as I eat at a lot of restaurants and shop at a lot of stores in areas that have been rebuilt.

I have to agree with the article.  The areas I've seen getting this treatment have always lost residents naturally and have empty buildings sitting around rotting.  As money starts to move in and rebuild, some people are bought out of their homes, certainly, but those homes often sell for higher values than they otherwise would have and, except for rental residents, those moves are mutual.

The rental residents, however, do need to be protected.  I'm fortunate to live in Tulsa in that respect - a wealthy philanthropist (who just died) led the charge for getting a lot of these areas rebuilt, and he also poured money into areas that remain low-income, and helped inspire others to do the same.  I drove into a low-income neighborhood the other day to find a giant duplex complex, all the homes being brand new builds, and all reserved for low-income residents.  There was probably housing enough for 300 families, and there were signs of other complexes going up.  This right across the highway from one of those gentrified areas.

Moral of the story: As long as we understand what our efforts at gentrification do, and make sure to financially support efforts to provide *good* housing and living areas for the people we displace, everyone wins and we can embiggen the entire city.


I believe this is the first time anyone has uttered the phrase "I'm fortunate to live in Tulsa."
2014-01-22 09:39:14 AM
1 votes:
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.
2014-01-22 09:33:21 AM
1 votes:

markeology: Here comes the neighborhood.


1st time I have loled at fark in a while.

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2014-01-22 09:33:18 AM
1 votes:

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.


That should be on Brooklyn's crest.
2014-01-22 09:32:24 AM
1 votes:
Complaining that euro-americans bringing civilization back whilst african-americans complain that the neighborhoods that they destroyed and took from euro-americans who rightfully stole it from the native-americans in the first place. blah-blah-blah.
2014-01-22 09:28:00 AM
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: markfara: 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.

But that's their "culture". You're being racist or classist or something when you point out that some subcultures are better than others. So just stop it!

See also: Responsibility for one's own actions.

You sound lower middle class.


Yes, but it's not my fault.
2014-01-22 09:16:48 AM
1 votes:

markfara: But that's their "culture". You're being racist or classist or something when you point out that some subcultures are better than others. So just stop it!

See also: Responsibility for one's own actions.


I could see being "subbist" meaning something on Fark.
2014-01-22 09:15:44 AM
1 votes:
I'm really starting to be annoyed by the now constant use of tumblr buzzwords like privileged all over the place.
2014-01-22 09:13:45 AM
1 votes:
White people coming = gentrification.
White people leaving = white flight.

Women and minorities hardest hit, as always.
2014-01-22 09:13:19 AM
1 votes:

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.


But that's their "culture". You're being racist or classist or something when you point out that some subcultures are better than others. So just stop it!

See also: Responsibility for one's own actions.
2014-01-22 09:04:18 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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