Today it’s called…

Today it’s called Gentrification…

Imagine for a moment that you are being forced from one space to another. Yet this other space is smaller. Tiny even. Most people there are struggling. Most are peeking at an outside world that is seemingly out of reach; foreign and inconceivable. Most have seen generations of strife and addiction. The air is scarce. The water is dirty. Resources are always low. Things are always hard to come by. It’s crime ridden. It’s suffocating. It’s a cycle. It’s systematic oppression. It’s suffocating. It’s reality. Nobody expects you to live long. The prophecy becomes reality. From the start, a set up for failure, destruction, demise. Systematic. Oppression. And there is nothing you can do to change it.

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Today it’s called Gentrification…and this is what it looks like for the people who are displaced and moved from one “project” or low income community to the next. Yet gentrification looks completely different for those who move into the pricey condos and enjoy the cute neighborhoods being built.

There are two sides to every story. But for a moment, imagine this one…

Gentrification is a trend in urban neighborhoods, which results in increased property values and the displacing of lower-income families and small businesses.

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