Here is a except from this article I found the most important to point out:
Why have liberal views of people of color, LGBT people, women, etc. changed over the past 50 years, but conservative views (supposedly) haven’t?
The answer liberal whites usually gravitate to is “we are good people!” That’s the underlying message of so much white activism — we are good people, and we must destroy the bad people!!!!! However, I think people are people, and no one’s innately “better” than anyone else. I think liberal views changed because they were rewarded for changing their views. Educated people who were functioning, primarily, in the world economy were the beneficiaries of globalism. They were the winners of the internationalization of trade. Believing in equality is part of appearing educated; white liberals benefit more from education privilege now than white privilege (or, than overt white privilege — structural white privilege still in tact) but non college grads were the ones who absorbed the downsides of globalism.
America is filled with ghost towns of the working class communities whose manufacturing/mining/etc. jobs all evaporated. People’s communities got destroyed, and if they’re white, they have no power left except the power of white privilege. If they had something better, I’m sure they’d take it, because the privileges granted through racism are fucking ugly, but they don’t.
And, rural white people aren’t the only people losing their community and resenting people from “other cultures.” The historically latino population of the mission in SF is kind of super not down with the white gentrifiers. I see all sorts of “anti-colonial” and “anti-white” graffiti in the mission. Talk about awkward! Racial tensions due to gentrification are cropping up all over the US. However, unlike the rural white, these people don’t have any sort of existing racial privilege to leverage in an effort to save their communities.
But, white liberals are fucking killing it! We get to look “not racist” by memorizing the right group-speak, but still get to destroy all these nice communities with impunity! Yes, yessssss — keep hating the racist Trump voters. THEY’re the ones you have to worry about.
Read the entire article below, for those in communities who have experienced this or currently am this is one you’d appreciate most definitely.
“Gentrification and Ghost Towns”
Since this article touches on the streets I see daily here are some photos to compliment the mood. Since folks now have to be shown to believe things. There is lots of this in our alleys especially Clarion…
Clarion alley, just steps from me. If i take a picture of this same alley 2 am this is home to many evicted Mission residents
Even Banksy leaves his mark here
If anyone knows where this is, then you know this same street is lined with tents now housing all those evictees. The upper class just steps away doing nothing much to help. Besides writing letters to the city complaining about the homeless ‘scum’ they feel like they shouldn’t have to walk past on their way to and from work. It’s sad they don’t realize they helped to create these so called scum; gentrification has its price unfortunately the low income and poor are the class that pays the most everytime! And more times than not with our lives…
Another Banksy PSA
One of the many side walk artworks you will find
With more than 7,000 homeless currently many can answer yes
Yes, this did really happen. Along with alot of ‘accidental’ fires leaving entire families homeless. I don’t think they are all accidentally started but that’s my opinion for many reasons.
Pictures have 1000 words, pay attention
Less artistic, just anger but holds some validity
What we lose…