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Old 07-10-2019, 04:26 PM
 
Location: 30080
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You might want to pump your brakes on that assumption because that's is far from the truth. Unless you are black or a person who actually socializes with a large multitude of black people on a daily basis on a professional and personal level then you cannot make that assumption at all.

The point he made after that one said it all lol. I don't know anyone that clueless but i'mg oing to stop before I get hit with the personal attack thing again.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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No disrespect to your view, but there is an alternate view of gentrification that exists out there.
You do agree that gentrification is displacing lower-income residents, right?
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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This I stock photography and quickly glancing at the photo it has enough variation that you'd have to go out of your way looking for a person of color to realize that there aren't any.

The quote above and this controversy along with the last few years of how the term racism is being applied has led me to conclude that:

The number one perpetuator of race as a dividing factor is the black community itself.

I don't believe that white children are or taught to see race as a issue at all.

And I do believe that minority children are at least subconsciously taught to be wary of white people who probably are looking down on them.

If this was brochure was about a project in a gay neighborhood and the photo showed breeder couples with baby strollers I probably wouldn't notice the irony.

The above quoted whining statement is BS, if the neighborhoods were so special or valued they should have maintained them better.

It doesn't cost anything to pick up all the trash strewn along Boulevard or MLK all the way to Six Flags.

And property owners weren't forced to sell to the evil gentrifiers anyway.

Just another excuse to complain and blame everyone else even when there's no problem at all.
Please just stop.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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You do agree that gentrification is displacing lower-income residents, right?
It's more complicated than that. Gentrification doesn't displace people. It's simply a neighborhood getting "hot" and popular, and people moving in. Generally, this is a good thing. It means new residents and revitalization of downtrodden neighborhoods. It usually means improvement of local schools, police services, and new businesses.

Of course, it also means home prices rise. For lower income residents, they can choose to stay in their home in a newly resurging neighborhood and enjoy the decrease in crime and "cleaning up" of public spaces....or they can sell. If they choose to sell, they do so by their own choice and sell at a price way more than they could have ever imagined.

This idea that gentrification is some mass program where residents are literally ripped from their homes, which are then steamrolled and replaced by coffee shops, is ridiculous. The vast majority of complaints about gentrification I hear are not from the supposed "victims" but from other people who have decided to virtue signal on their behalf.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:19 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It's more complicated than that. Gentrification doesn't displace people. It's simply a neighborhood getting "hot" and popular, and people moving in. Generally, this is a good thing. It means new residents and revitalization of downtrodden neighborhoods. It usually means improvement of local schools, police services, and new businesses.

Of course, it also means home prices rise. For lower income residents, they can choose to stay in their home in a newly resurging neighborhood and enjoy the decrease in crime and "cleaning up" of public spaces....or they can sell. If they choose to sell, they do so by their own choice and sell at a price way more than they could have ever imagined.

This idea that gentrification is some mass program where residents are literally ripped from their homes, which are then steamrolled and replaced by coffee shops, is ridiculous. The vast majority of complaints about gentrification I hear are not from the supposed "victims" but from other people who have decided to virtue signal on their behalf.
Well stated.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:06 PM
 
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You do agree that gentrification is displacing lower-income residents, right?



Gentrification and Displacement are two totally different things.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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It's more complicated than that. Gentrification doesn't displace people.
Yes it does! Yes it does, Forhall.
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Old Yesterday, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the Dothraki sea
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It happens everywhere, and not just to lower income people. My solidly middle class family has lived in Boston since the 1860's and we got priced out. It's happening in many cities, ours included. Its not fair, but that is life. I prefer to take tsp of sugar with it and think..its a good thing to leave one's little corner of the earth for new places and people, imo. I know it isn't easy.
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Old Today, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I mean, this is what everyone on here is pushing for Atlanta to become from what it seems. Get rid of all the historic black neighborhoods, raise the price 2 or 3 times over, build a couple of breweries and hipster bars, bike lanes and push the black people out to the suburbs isnt it? I mean you see it in every other post on here now without folks actually coming out and saying it.
Bike lanes have nothing to do with displacement. They are used by riders of all race, socioeconomic class, etc. They are infrastructure. Thought like this is why The City of Atlanta installed a great, high quality tow-way, protected cycle track on Westview Dr using grants from REI and People for Bikes; then torn out a section of it because of a politically connected church.
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Old Today, 07:04 AM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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Bike lanes have nothing to do with displacement. They are used by riders of all race, socioeconomic class, etc. They are infrastructure. Thought like this is why The City of Atlanta installed a great, high quality tow-way, protected cycle track on Westview Dr using grants from REI and People for Bikes; then torn out a section of it because of a politically connected church.
The idea that bike lanes are strictly for white people is absolutely disgusting and anyone who subscribes to that belief is an ignorant moron.
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