Skip to comments.North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)
Posted on 03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
PEOPLE FROM all over Philadelphia came together Saturday to tell their stories about gentrification at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia.
Organizers had issued fliers calling for an "emergency town hall" to confront a "crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods."
In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization - but the new development leads to huge rent or property-tax increases that often force longtime residents out.
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
Good lord at every turn the world is upside down!
The White Devils must be stopped! /s
This is a joke, right? Who would want to live in Philadelphia these days?
Unreal After decades of destroying neighborhoods, shopping areas, public schools
The honkeys are coming. The honkeys are coming
What with their yard work, painted houses and refusing to burgle the neighbors. Why, I've heard that in some of those homes, there are TWO parents inside. What is that city coming to?
“Ultimately, she said, the activists plan to appeal to the United Nations that gentrification is a human-rights violation - when economic-development policies displace one ethnic group with another.”
Disgusting heterosexuals. I thought we'd wiped them all out by now.
The real crisis would be the loss of political control if too many white people move back into Philly.
They want money.
I knew this was coming after the Spike Lee remarks. It’s just a matter of time before we start hearing the term, “ethnic cleansing,” applied to these situations.
Demise of our neighborhood?
Why do they get neighborhoods but white people don’t ?
“Organizers had issued fliers calling for an “emergency town hall” to confront a “crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods.”
Oh my! When white people did this they were called racists.
If it wasn’t for the slums, where would they put the “truck routes”?
Your comment forced a recall of a Star Trek New Generation episode with the Ferengi.
Who built the neighborhoods.
I think the real complaint is, “who in da hell want to live in a clean slum?”
The picture in the article is at 20th and Fitzwater, which is in South Philly, not north; it’s about a mile from where my Italian great-grandparents had their pharmacy prior to the Depression, at 10th and Christian. Before the neighborhood was Italian, it was Swedish, and before that it was Irish, and before that it was English. ‘Hoods change.
Yeah well, they do the same thing here in DT Los Angeles. Unfortunately for the white libtards, the city is still called East Los Angeles LOL
Keep white people out! They cause our property values to go up!
North Philly was German, Polish, Lithuanian and generally central and eastern European from 1900 to the postwar years. Then the blacks came up from the South. By the time I left the Philadelphia area in 1971, North Philly was known as “The Jungle”, and by its own inhabitants.
talk to the supreme court
You are correct; and that area has been gentrifying for the past 30 years. It's just Center City spreading a little farther south as high-rise office buildings and stores push residents out of Center City and farther out in the ring around the main area, "Vine to South and River to River." Fitz is only two blocks south of South Street. It's not like a bunch of white people suddenly arrived in the depths of North Philly and bought up a few blocks.
That said, 50 years ago people said "Vine to Pine and River to River", so the outward push from Center City has gobbled up some blocks. Since the 60s, people have developed different patterns: although people have smaller families and fewer people living in each household, they now have one or more cars per adult, as opposed to one car for the whole family in the old days. Many acres of city real estate are now devoted to parking spaces, either commercial or private.
Save the Trayvons!
I mindlessly got on the wrong SEPTA train leaving 30th Street... and so had to detrain at North Philly... not a place one wants to be at night.
We lived in Germantown until 1955, when things began to change.
I wouldn’t want to be there during the day either.
How dare white people come in and renovate dilapidated properties. No wonder the blacks are incensed.
Oh, wait, that can’t be right. It’s white people who want to keep blacks out of white neighborhoods. It’s impossible that blacks would want to keep whites out of black neighborhoods because blacks aren’t capable of being racists. I know because that’s what the Just-Us Brothers said.
There was a large Italian population in Germantown until the postwar years. The composer Vincent Persichetti came from that area. My late mother dated Vince’s cousin.
I thought you guys made this up. Then I read the article. OMFG
How dare they cleanup what THEY have destroyed so very well over all these years. Are they capable of doing this themselves? yes they are! but this would take responsibility, morals, family values, hard work and a realization that the politicains and thier very own have been screwing them and holding them down for years. It is much easier to fight over crumbs thier black plantation owners throw thier way for thier vote.
Oh, man, you’ve NAILED IT there!
***In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization**
Is this a way to describe non-government urban renewal, where private citizens use their own funds to upgrade a slum?
Look for Ghetto protection legislation very soon.
Why is it okay for blacks to move into white neighborhoods, but white can't do the same? Isn't that racism?
The only whites willing to move into bad neighborhoods are liberal whites, gay whites who like cities. Now they are clashing with blacks. Wonderful, Dem whites fighting with Dem blacks. Same thing is happening in Oakland CA. Rich liberal high tech white workers seeking lower rent moved into Oakland and commute to Silicon Valley (homes own by CEO, entrepreneurs etc, prices out of reach for most well paid IT workers). Google provides coach buses for commute and they top at city Metro Stops reserved for city buses. Normal people will get ticketed if they stop at a Metro Stop to pickup people, but Google’s offense is overlooked. This double standard has become the rallying issue for poor Dems in Oakland against the pro Dem Silicon Valley corporations. Let them fight. Dem party is going have to choose sides, and whoever they choose, the losing side will sit out of the election or look at the GOP as an alternative. Either way the GOP gains. MSM highlights the war between RINO and Tea Party, but the split between rich white liberal Dems and the poor Dems is even worst and heated. No Tea Party or RINO slash each others tires or spray paint their opponents home. If the economy does not pick up the conflict will escalate and become more heated.
I guess it is a, ‘White’, Christmas.
Time to bring back “redlining” and “blockbusting”...to get rid of those evil interlopers.
Definitely need a score card.
Let me see if I have this straight.
Once upon a time cities were made up of neighborhoods. The people tending to settle in the neighborhoods were of like ethnicity, religion etc.
Common sense just told ‘us’ that though it may be ‘safe’ to wander into ‘other’ neighborhoods, it wasn’t a good idea to start any trouble.
This worked well for quite a few years but come WWII the younger set came home from the War and settled in the suburbs. For the most part the neighborhoods ‘changed’ and the suburbs weren’t quite as demanding as to the ethnicity of them.
Along came LBJ and it was deemed, through the ‘Great Society’ that neighborhoods should be integrated.
Whites living in older neighborhoods were retiring and houses were being snatched up by minorities, with after a few ‘families’ moving in the price of the property started to drop.
So, in the wisdom of LIBS forever, LBJ managed to turn cities into ghetto neighborhoods.
When the ‘working’ or Blacks that had money started to move out because of the conditions, for the most part the cities were uninhabitable.
The “YUPPY” movement started and the beautification of the cities began, starting with tearing down the old hotels and flop houses in the cities - which is where the NOW homeless population were living.
This forced the inner city blacks to be jammed into tighter corners and ‘the powers that be’ started demanding ‘affordable housing’ (A code word if ever there was one) in the suburbs.
Along with the beautification of the cities came the aforementioned Yuppies who were buying boarded up houses started ‘moving in to the neighborhoods’, prices went up and now the abandoned POOR Blacks were moved into tighter corners and the Fed kept pumping them money.
Now, predictably, the Blacks are rebelling that Whites moving into THEIR neighborhoods (FUNNY, WE CAN’T HAVE WHITE NEIGHBORHOODS) so they are going to court over it.
The inmates are definitely running the asylum.
IN essence, the Whites are being denied the neighborhoods THEIR ancestors built and through the process of ‘change’ lost.
Now THEY want to pass laws forbidding Whites AND stores they deem are WHITE STORES - Trader Joes etal - can’t come into the neighborhood because MONEY will come back to it.
A similar situation is in the Indian Community.
“WE” sent enough of them to college and a few actually learned something - that Indians could have their own laws on their ‘given’ land.
The same Lawyers etal figured a way to put Casinos on them in the guise of ‘helping’ the masses...Well guess it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who has the money..
One of the great lines from Washington was
“Whose brilliant idea was it to send ‘them’ to law school and teaching them how to read”....well, maybe not but....
Imagine..The United Nations Council Against Gentrification In Philadelphia....?
Organized by none other than that Famous World Stateswoman..Sister Empress Phile????
I was initially thinking....”was it something I had for lunch that was six months beyond its expiration date..or did i really READ THIS”!
The Outer Limits of useless posturing..is what this is,
Wait a second, this bonehead wants to bring gentrification to the UN as s human-rights violation? Is this bonehead the village idiot of the neighborhood?
Governments though, should not take property through eminent domain, then turn around and sell the property to private sector developers.