Sobbing with tears of happiness for something like this, for my brother.
If we’re going to talk about gentrification then we should actually talk about the phenomenon, instead of merely throwing around invective at people who, just like everyone else in this city, are just living where they can afford to live. If we’re going to stop the urban poor from being pushed ever further to the margins, we need to narrow the ever-widening chasm between rich and poor, and address the fact that the minimum wage is far too low to live on. We need to dismantle the systematic racism and classism of a system that oppresses working-class people and discourages social mobility, address the lack of affordable housing city-wide, etc. But looking at all that stuff isn’t as easy as taking cheap shots, is it?
Preach Mr. Spike, preach