Saturday, May 14, 2016

More on 'Gentrification!' (aka, the "Wolf at the Door") and more information for the Bearers of Myths in L-Dub

For more on the Wolf at the Door look in the right-hand column of this blog for, 'Gentrification!' & politics of fear: Latest effort to undermine City's street lighting project. Those who cry the loudest about gentrification (which is too often confused with people just wanting to improve their neighborhood), seem to be just fine with all the poverty that surrounds them. But did you know this:
The image above is from this article titled, "Poverty is a bigger problem than gentrification" Below are two excerpts:

"Poverty displaces more people than gentrification and is a bigger, more intractable problem, according to research by City Observatory."

[and. . .]

"For every one poor neighborhood that gentrified between 1970 and 2010, 19 remained in poverty. In addition, many neighborhoods that were formerly wealthy become poor over time (often slowly, so people don't notice)."

So it would seem those who are all concerned about 'gentrification' aren't focusing entirely on the real problem: poverty. Question: Wouldn't they do more good working with organizations like the CRA, for example, instead of fighting them every step of the way?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great point