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No, gentrification isnít making New York City less diverse
New York Post ^ | 09/14/2017 | By Kay Hymowitz

Posted on 09/14/2017 7:59:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

New York is losing its diversity cred. Affluent Starbucks-swilling, kale-grazing white people are taking over the city’s multiracial ecosystem.

At least that’s what the sophisticates tell us.

The truth is Gotham’s population — even apart from the famously immigrant-rich Queens County — is way more diverse and way less white than it was 25 years ago.

According to the Census Bureau, 43 percent of the denizens of the five boroughs were white in 1990. As of 2010, the figure was only 33.3 percent. Over the span of those same two decades, the total population of the Big Apple increased by a million people, or about 16 percent. Most of those newcomers were “people of color” from Latin America and Asia.

Even in Manhattan, the whitening theory doesn’t hold. Some historically minority neighborhoods like the Lower East Side and Harlem have seen a big jump in white population. But Manhattan overall remains majority-minority. In 1990, non-Hispanic whites reached their Manhattan peak of 49 percent. In 2016, it was 47 percent.

Unsurprisingly, Staten Island holds its place as the palest borough, but even there, the white majority has been on the wane. Today 62 percent of Richmond County is non-Hispanic white — mostly Italian, Irish and Russian — but the black, Asian and Hispanic presence (12 percent, 9 percent and 18 percent, respectively) has been growing apace.

Granted, New York has become a less African-American city in the past quarter-century. The black population declined from 25.2 percent in 1990 to 22.8 percent in 2010.

Most people would presume this is proof of gentrification, a plague of white trust-fund hipsters and deep-pocketed lawyers driving out the poor and working-class natives of Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights from their rightful homes.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: diversity; gentrification; newyork

1 posted on 09/14/2017 7:59:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 09/14/2017 8:00:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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3 posted on 09/14/2017 8:00:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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They still are all liberals.


4 posted on 09/14/2017 8:01:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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5 posted on 09/14/2017 8:03:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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How many indians live there?


6 posted on 09/14/2017 8:06:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Diverse” is such a relative, and deceptive term. A community with a lot of mostly law abiding people and a lot of criminals is more diverse than one with no criminals. And that is a good thing.


7 posted on 09/14/2017 8:09:41 AM PDT by robroys woman
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To: SeekAndFind
The black population declined from 25.2 percent in 1990 to 22.8 percent in 2010.

I assume that this one change is what drives the "less diverse" concept.

8 posted on 09/14/2017 8:10:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A fried egg on toast is what I want most.)
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Did they look at the abortion rates in NYC for black population during this period?


9 posted on 09/14/2017 8:11:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably not.


10 posted on 09/14/2017 8:20:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A fried egg on toast is what I want most.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Only a liberal would disapprove of white people with money fixing up run down houses in older neighborhoods.


11 posted on 09/14/2017 8:24:36 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Conservatives love America for what it is. Liberals hate America for the same reason.)
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Correct; there are just as few constitution-honoring conservatives there now as pre-gentrification.


12 posted on 09/14/2017 8:40:20 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Building the Wall! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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Spike Lee was lamenting changes in his old Brooklyn neighborhood. He said how white mothers are pushing strollers around, and somehow not honoring the history of the neighborhood by so doing.

Irony how spike Lee made his millions and moved to Manhattan; moved away from the neighborhood he is concerned has changed so much with gentrification.


13 posted on 09/14/2017 9:06:28 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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“Gentrification” is Spike Lee’s soap box yet he lives in a $30 million crib on the Upper East Side rather than in da ‘hood.


14 posted on 09/14/2017 9:07:04 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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Non-White is the new cool!


15 posted on 09/14/2017 9:17:02 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Gentrification raises the property values of all the houses nearby. Not so great for taxes or if you want to purchase one, but fantastic if your grandparents want to sell and move to Florida.


16 posted on 09/14/2017 9:31:47 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Conservatives love America for what it is. Liberals hate America for the same reason.)
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Sung to the tune of "Run To the Hills" by Iron Maiden:


"White man came, across the sea... He brought hygiene, and technology....."
17 posted on 11/27/2017 4:36:19 AM PST by Maverick68
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