HISP200, Assignment #8

HISP200, Assignment #8 - Matt Hines HISP 200 Assignment #8...

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Matt Hines HISP 200 Assignment #8 In the “Oversimplification of Gentrification”, Donovan D. Rypkema begins to explain the flaw in the way people view gentrification. The author asserts the difference between the perception of gentrification and the reality of gentrification. Those who, according to Rypkema, perceive gentrification incorrectly view all change as a bad thing. However, Rypkema states that there is a difference between change and progress. Rapid change does not necessarily imply progress. While gentrification may seem idealistic and good for society, there are flaws which exist. Mainly, the driving out of low income families in an attempt to “upgrade” the neighborhood does not accomplish anything for society as a whole. The displacement of low income families from the neighborhood simply forces these families to find another lower class neighborhood; further concentrating low income families together. Instead, it would be more productive to enact initiatives to increase education to low income children in an attempt to break the
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2011 for the course HISP 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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HISP200, Assignment #8 - Matt Hines HISP 200 Assignment #8...

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