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Duncanville High School Collegiate Academy The Social Construct of Gentrification Societies Misconstructions of Gentrification Lailah Ford AP Human Geography Spring 2019 Mr. Wilcox 17 May 2019 Lailah Ford
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Ford 1 Mr. Wilcox AP Human Geography 17 May 2019 Societies Misconstruction on Gentrification “‘Gentrification’ is but a more pleasing name for white supremacy,” wrote Ta-Nehisi Coates. It is “the interest on enslavement, the interest on Jim Crow, the interest on redlining, compounding across the years”( Thomas Chatterton Williams). Gentrification shows the growth of neighborhoods to more modern and middle-class societies. The government wants us to believe that this is a step forward for our nation and other nations while in fact, that is a myth of society. Gentrification only shows society levels moving at a steady pace and nothing changes with the levels of the societies. Throughout my paper, I will explain to you the ways society views on gentrification are misconstructed and need to be fixed. When talking about gentrification it is a topic you should attack the core element of movement. That core element being renovations done in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Washington, and etc. While traveling and living in one of those many cities you often will see some of the latest technology, buildings being upgraded, and new buildings being built often to fit society's demand. But that it a mask that hides the government's true intentions to further spread and separate the population based on characteristics they share. Gays and people of artistic abilities are hit first; moving towards lofts and modern apartments or toward beautiful historic buildings. Soon you see many urban clothing stores, poetry places, gay clubs, and coffee shops some neighborhoods may even open shops that specialize in pride clothes and art supplies (Butin). That challenge is coordinated by the way that it is difficult to survey the suggested neighborhood change in the typical double: positive or negative. Truth be told, long haul occupants frequently welcome improvement with profound uncertainty. They welcome the new luxuries — stores flaunting new sustenance and police that really secure instead of simply watch are considered pluses. Be that as it may, they additionally stress whether they will probably
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Ford 2 remain to appreciate them — and hate that it took new neighbors to pick up the corporate and city benefits that have for quite some time been wanted and merited. The area of the neighborhood will move to safety measures as many people see those who are gay or artistic as those who have money because they usually love to dress nicely and spend more money; the government also wants to protect those who bring in money. But to have all of these things happen the cost of homes will increase to afford those necessities later costing those of lower- income to move out usually those people being those of color soon making that neighborhood one of the many white neighborhoods around.
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