“Well, neighborhoods always change” is a common response to the subject of gentrification.
But if you really understood what gentrification means, you wouldn’t be saying that. So here’s University of Illinois professor Stacey Sutton with a TEDxTalk that breaks down how gentrification is a manifestation of inequality – and far worse than many people think.
The good news is that you can help stop this – and Professor Sutton has some information to help you take action.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 7 Reasons Why Gentrification Hurts Communities of Color
- 9 Ways Privileged People Can Reduce the Negative Impact of Gentrification
Stacey Sutton is an Assistant Professor in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Professor Sutton’s primary research and teaching interests include: community economic development, commercial revitalization, community planning, ethno-racial stratification, and the socio-historical dimensions of neighborhood change. Prof. Sutton’s forthcoming book Buy Black: Race, Retail and the Politics of Neighborhood Business Survival analyzes the “capitalist and community-builder” duality that Black business-owners perform, and its implications for neighborhood revitalization.
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