Many countries, states, and cities have been impacted by gentrification. Seattle, Washington is one of the top cities impacted. Gentrification is the process of renovating and improving a house district in order to conform the middle-class taste. The central district of Seattle Washington was one of the areas most affected in Seattle. The central district was an area of mainly Black people until everything evolves
Gentrifying a once rundown neighborhood into a vibrant, more attractive environment is a trendy, urban operation that has been prevalent in Philadelphia. It has transformed the lives of many Philadelphians and the new community members that move into these neighborhoods tend to be young, wealthy, white folks. However, the former impoverished residents that are relocated and kicked out of these now newly gentrified neighborhoods are nevertheless part of the population and economic class that contribute to the landscape of the city. It is a shame to think the problem of poverty is pushed away in an apathetic manner. There should at least be a mix of housing options in these neighborhoods in order to keep the authenticity of the neighborhood.
My film starts from the very beginning and ends in modern times, these events are what I believe to be the most influential in leading us to the racial discrimination we continue to face today. The film starts at the arrival of European society in the Chesapeake. The lower and upper class whites came here first for new opportunity. The upper class came here to expand their land and to gain more wealth. The lower class came here mostly to be indentured servants (hard labor workers who would serve two to seven years and then be freed with benefits) for the wealthy landowners.
The Riot of 1919 Race riots were always going on. After years of racial tension had built up, African Americans began moving to the North hoping to have better living situations and better job opportunities. The more Blacks that came the more crowded their living area became. So they started moving in the white communities. This is when tensions got high.
The traditional social ties where members of the extended family could ask for support from one another in times of hardships have been weakened by urbanization. The urban way of life coupled with social disintegration and western way of life has increased people’s tendency not to acknowledge relatives outside their nuclear family. Access to social support in this modern day has been decreased by the increasing rate of individualism. Polarization and social stratification where social groups are formed can also be considered as a positive effect of urbanization. The class system that exists in urban areas favors the rich and those whose voices can be heard, this development leads to the poor becoming poorer and the rich becoming richer.
The film “Do the Right Thing” Directed by Spike Lee takes us through what life is like and what people do in a small town of Brooklyn, New York. According to Sanjek (2000), diversity in the United States has caused major decrease in the white population and has caused increase of the minority population. The neighborhood in which the film revolves around is filled with many different races and ethnical groups such as Koreans, Jews, Whites, Latinos, and Italians but is mainly inhabited by African Americans. And although they all reside in the same community, there still seems to be some struggles and misunderstandings between them from time to time because of ethnical and cultural differences.
In the following paragraphs I will address the migration of African Americans, and will formally refer to this specific group as Black Americans. One of the most interesting movements in history was the “Great Migration”. During this time period many black Americans found an alternative for a better life. Many travelled to different parts of the country, mainly relocating to the urban cities such as; New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Detroit. Adjusting to this new life style would be a complication that many Black Americans would face.
Most new migrants found themselves segregated by practice in run down urban slums. The largest of these was Harlem. After moving from the racist pressures of the south to the northern states, African Americans were inspired to different kinds of creativity.
The settlement patterns of African-Americans historically have been studied in detail: "When did race become so consequential for where people lived? Research on the 1930s and 1940s makes clear that there was class variation within the ghetto at that time, but that both middle class and working-class blacks were unable to escape its grasp … entrapment was a new development, and that previously ‘well-to-do African Americans’ had been more able to find housing commensurate with their social status” (Logan, Zhang & Shertzer, 2015, p. 9) As is evidence by this peer-reviewed journal article, there are multiple factors that influence the settlement patterns of African-Americans. Firstly, their initial location has a significant influence. The normal family and job ties exist, of course, but there are other factors.
For example, landlords who think the properties in the piece of land are worth charging more for the original renters, which leads to higher income households entering the neighborhood, or may harass renters to empty the house for the purpose of filling in these new households. Other residents, finding that friends and family have been "evicted", may follow these social networks to maintain the original living. From past research, several indicated that low income households were relocated to areas nearby their previous locations. However, recent research showed that displacement is now likely to push such households to the boundaries of cities. Consequently, low wage labor in these cities find more difficult to relocate and most households suffer great stress in relocating some distance away from the supporting networks of local family and friends, which can also impose psychosocial problems to those
Document C Everything from businesses and life expectancy to crime rates increased Businesses opened in the DTES to help make money for the area to help people with less wealth Since people can get better salaries, the amount of low-income people have decreased Businesses are growing, welfare has increased by 13%, and life expectancies significantly increased People in the DTES who have low incomes can state that crimes have increased, housing has become more expensive, and the population is increasing, therefore people with low incomes lose the chance to buy affordable properties Document D Rent rates and hotel pricing need to be reasonable for lower class citizens so that they can have a proper living state. The number of hotels providing cheaper prices decreased over the years because the number higher class citizens and businesses have increased and tourism rates are
There is stringent law enforcement in some neighborhoods especially in combating drug usage. Many foreign investors are seeking meaningful real estate income by buying property in the area due to the increase in interest rates (Freeman & Braconi 44). The technology revolution is gradually kicking out older and poorer workers out of the labor force. In addition, social stagnation evidenced across societies has capped the jar thus limiting living options for many people in the Bronx. The renewed interest in city life across the United States has put a great premium on urban neighborhoods.
As the number of indentured servants, and later slaves, increased in pre-revolution era America, elements of a new American way of life began to materialize. Among these were a dislike of doing our own work, and the mistreatment of people that were believed to be of a lower class. Although these ideals mostly began to disappear over time, they were a core part of the American culture for centuries. Over the course of about 150 years, the number of Africans being imported to the Americas rose from 500 to a quarter of a million. A very scarce few of these slaves were eventually released, therefore “the assumption slowly spread that blacks would remain in service permanently.”
Many individuals/Scholars tend to characterize the 1950s as a time of conformity, prosperity, & solidarity. While the 1960s was viewed as the decade of pandemonium, chaos & rebellion. These descriptions of both decades may be accurate. But many argue that there is a correlation between the two periods.