3 Common Myths About Gentrification – And the Facts That Prove We Need to Stop It

“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.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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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.