According to the Portland Tribune the influx of whites into black/Hispanic neighborhoods is an evil that should be prevented. The Northeast Portland neighborhood of Cully is in the throes of gentrification. According to a current article in the Portland Tribune:
Despite the welcome attention, some residents wonder if they’ll get pushed out as Cully becomes more desirable. They’ve seen it happen nearby, where white-tablecloth restaurants and other developments gentrified Alberta Street — raising property values and displacing longtime African-American residents.
“Many people hold Alberta Street as an example of what we don’t want,” says Nathan Teske, economic development director for Hacienda Community Development Corp., a nonprofit that promotes affordable housing in Cully for Hispanics and others.
“I think there’s a lot of trepidation in the neighborhood about that,” Teske says.
At the behest of Hacienda and others, the city Bureau of Planning and Sustainability vowed to make Cully a model for preventing the ill effects of gentrification, while seeking to improve the neighborhood…
For starters, the city commissioned a study of what worked elsewhere to stem gentrification, and Zehnder will appoint a citizens group to focus on the issue. The city will periodically gather data to determine if gentrification or displacement are occurring…
Cully Grove, a cohousing project being built at 4745 N.E. Going St., symbolizes changes coming to what’s considered Portland’s most ethnically diverse neighborhood.
All but two of the 16 units have been pre-purchased, and future residents are planning how to share a 4,200-square-foot garden and other ways to live cooperatively as an intentional community. Though the incoming Cully Grove residents are of varying ages, family situations and education levels, none is a person of color, and the units cost more than most Cully houses.
It’s more evidence, one Cully activist says, of “white hippies” moving into the neighborhood, which in the 2010 Census was 58 percent white, 21 percent Hispanic, 16 percent black and 6 percent Asian.
Could you imagine a newspaper article stating something like:
Though the incoming Cully Grove residents are of varying ages, family situations and education levels, none are white…
I’d recommend that Steve Law, the author of the above abomination, take a course in economics. If an influx of whites bring property values up, this is an indication that they are bringing improvement to the neighborhood. Or perhaps lower property value is a good thing and this is the real reason blacks commit so much crime. It’s to make sure their property values stay low and their taxes remain manageable. It all makes sense now; it’s all part of a grand scheme.
Perhaps the civic-minded white hippies, who are gentrifying Cully, should offset some of the damage they are doing to the black community and take matters into their own hands. I’m sure local blacks would be kind enough to teach them the art of tagging, dressing like gangstas and playing loud rap at all hours. If the new white arrivals simply adapt to the local (black) culture, then the problem should be solved.
While the article does mention that gentrification isn’t “all bad”, it does so near the end – where most people don’t even read. Also, the overall attitude is made clear when the article concludes:
Ultimately, Teske says, the best way to prevent gentrification and displacement in Cully will be old-fashioned political pressure from the community.
I’m still waiting for a corporate-controlled newspaper to publish even one article bemoaning the displacement of whites from their neighborhoods. Unlike the displacement of blacks, whites are displaced through violence and intimidation. The massive, and ongoing, refugee crises we’re experiencing in the U.S., known as “white-flight”, is of no concern to the corporate media except insofar as it demonstrates the “racism” of said whites.
Steve Law lives in an upside down world where good equals bad and bad equals good. Where the forced displacement of millions of whites is of no concern and ghettos are something to be desired.
His call for “old-fashioned political pressure from the community” is ominous. If current diversity-worship trends continue, the time is not far off when the government will assign a specific ethnic mix (it will be, of course, called a “goal”) to each city and neighborhood. A citizen will have to get government permission before he can move somewhere. There is already a precedent for this in public schools, where “racial balance” has long been a government goal and an excuse for every sort of crime.
Good equals bad. War equals peace. Government micromanaging. It’s people like Law who are making Orwell’s 1984 a reality.