*enjoyinglife
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Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing urban district, a related increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district’s character and culture. The term is often used negatively, suggesting the displacement of poor communities by rich outsiders. But the effects of gentrification are complex and contradictory, and its real impact varies.

Many aspects of the gentrification process are desirable. Who wouldn’t want to see reduced crime, new investment in buildings and infrastructure, and increased economic activity in their neighborhoods? Unfortunately, the benefits of these changes are often enjoyed disproportionately by the new arrivals, while the established residents find themselves economically and socially marginalized.

Gentrification has been the cause of painful conflict in many American cities, often along racial and economic fault lines. Neighborhood change is often viewed as a miscarriage of social justice, in which wealthy, usually white, newcomers are congratulated for “improving” a neighborhood whose poor, minority residents are displaced by skyrocketing rents and economic change.

PBS (via socio-logic)

zeekayart:

a guide for people who can’t tell the 90s from the early 2000s apart

  • if people are dressed in neon, it’s the 90simage
  • if people are dressed in space age metallics, it’s the 2000simage

When the DJ takes too long to drop the beat

whatshouldwecallme:

movie animated GIF

befrolicious:

Ingrid Silva of the Harlem Dance Theatre in New Yort City

  • white pop singer: *sings slightly faster than usual*
  • white fans: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAS NEW RAP EXCELLENCE NICKI MINAJ WHO? BUSTA WHO? LMAO KANYE WEST IS GONNA BE WORKIN AT MCDONALDS PRETTY SOON
"It's more fun to do the unexpected." -Philip Lim