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North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)
Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | VALERIE RUSS

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 ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: blackkk; blamewhitey; brooklyn; crownheights; everythingchanges; gentrification; harlem; lemmings; limolibs; neosegregation; newyorkcity; openborders; pennsylvania; revisionisthistory; segregationists; socialjustus; spikelee
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Crisis in the hood !! Is it drug dealers, failing schools, crime, vandalism, unemployment, illegal immigrants ???? Nooooo, It's white people moving in ..
1 posted on 03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Good lord at every turn the world is upside down!


2 posted on 03/03/2014 4:23:00 PM PST by angcat
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To: Albion Wilde; Tribune7; TAdams8591; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; wireman; Mr. Binnacle; brityank; ...
**** Philly Metro Ping ****



3 posted on 03/03/2014 4:23:08 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Kid Shelleen

The White Devils must be stopped! /s


4 posted on 03/03/2014 4:24:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kid Shelleen

5 posted on 03/03/2014 4:24:19 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

6 posted on 03/03/2014 4:25:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Kid Shelleen

This is a joke, right? Who would want to live in Philadelphia these days?


7 posted on 03/03/2014 4:25:39 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Unreal After decades of destroying neighborhoods, shopping areas, public schools


8 posted on 03/03/2014 4:26:38 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Four dead in Benghazi")
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To: Kid Shelleen

The honkeys are coming. The honkeys are coming


9 posted on 03/03/2014 4:27:15 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Kid Shelleen
"destroying neighborhoods".

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?

10 posted on 03/03/2014 4:27:55 PM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

“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.”

ROFLMAO


11 posted on 03/03/2014 4:28:56 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Four dead in Benghazi")
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To: Defiant
Why, I've heard that in some of those homes, there are TWO parents inside.

Disgusting heterosexuals. I thought we'd wiped them all out by now.

12 posted on 03/03/2014 4:30:29 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Kid Shelleen

The real crisis would be the loss of political control if too many white people move back into Philly.


13 posted on 03/03/2014 4:32:05 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: RightGeek

They want money.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 4:32:21 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: firebrand

ping


15 posted on 03/03/2014 4:32:28 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Sister Empress Phile, one of the organizers, said the group will host more town halls and ask for more public meetings, including congressional hearings.



Ultimately, she said,the activists plan to appeal to the United Nations that gentrification is a human-rights violation -

I think we already have our winning bonehead of the week candidate


16 posted on 03/03/2014 4:33:15 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 4:33:52 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Demise of our neighborhood?

Why do they get neighborhoods but white people don’t ?


18 posted on 03/03/2014 4:34:21 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: Kid Shelleen

“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.


19 posted on 03/03/2014 4:38:13 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Defiant

If it wasn’t for the slums, where would they put the “truck routes”?


20 posted on 03/03/2014 4:39:33 PM PST by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: Billthedrill
"They clothe their females!"

Your comment forced a recall of a Star Trek New Generation episode with the Ferengi.

21 posted on 03/03/2014 4:40:10 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)

IDIOTS!

Who built the neighborhoods.

22 posted on 03/03/2014 4:43:11 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I think the real complaint is, “who in da hell want to live in a clean slum?”


23 posted on 03/03/2014 4:43:16 PM PST by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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.


24 posted on 03/03/2014 4:44:15 PM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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


25 posted on 03/03/2014 4:47:10 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Kid Shelleen

Keep white people out! They cause our property values to go up!


26 posted on 03/03/2014 4:49:59 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: FreeAtlanta
Here come! Eeeeeeeaaaaaah!


27 posted on 03/03/2014 4:51:17 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Billthedrill

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.


28 posted on 03/03/2014 4:57:52 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

talk to the supreme court


29 posted on 03/03/2014 5:00:30 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: chajin
The picture in the article is at 20th and Fitzwater, which is in South Philly, not north...

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.

30 posted on 03/03/2014 5:08:32 PM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Worse than that, the violent crime rate is going down in those neighborhoods!

Save the Trayvons!

31 posted on 03/03/2014 5:12:34 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Publius

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.


32 posted on 03/03/2014 5:20:02 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: chajin

We lived in Germantown until 1955, when things began to change.


33 posted on 03/03/2014 5:20:53 PM PST by Palio di Siena
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To: Rodamala

I wouldn’t want to be there during the day either.


34 posted on 03/03/2014 5:23:23 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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.


35 posted on 03/03/2014 5:23:43 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Palio di Siena

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.


36 posted on 03/03/2014 5:25:40 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: MeshugeMikey; A_Former_Democrat

I thought you guys made this up. Then I read the article. OMFG


37 posted on 03/03/2014 5:28:08 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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.


38 posted on 03/03/2014 5:29:03 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Oh, man, you’ve NAILED IT there!

^5!


39 posted on 03/03/2014 5:33:49 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Kid Shelleen
BRING BACK OUR SLUMS!
40 posted on 03/03/2014 5:36:09 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Kid Shelleen

***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?


41 posted on 03/03/2014 5:37:48 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Look for Ghetto protection legislation very soon.


42 posted on 03/03/2014 5:42:19 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Kid Shelleen
We can't have Whites moving into black neighborhoods. Blacks will have to move.

Why is it okay for blacks to move into white neighborhoods, but white can't do the same? Isn't that racism?

43 posted on 03/03/2014 5:45:32 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Kid Shelleen

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.


44 posted on 03/03/2014 5:46:54 PM PST by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

I guess it is a, ‘White’, Christmas.


45 posted on 03/03/2014 5:54:15 PM PST by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Time to bring back “redlining” and “blockbusting”...to get rid of those evil interlopers.


46 posted on 03/03/2014 5:55:51 PM PST by moovova
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To: Kid Shelleen

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....


47 posted on 03/03/2014 6:10:29 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --In CNNs (feeble) mind, EVERYONE that doesnt ask for more Kool-Aid is bullying BO)
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To: Hardastarboard

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,


48 posted on 03/03/2014 6:15:21 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

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?


49 posted on 03/03/2014 6:18:17 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: angcat

Governments though, should not take property through eminent domain, then turn around and sell the property to private sector developers.


50 posted on 03/03/2014 6:24:06 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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