Gentrification, The Contract With the Community and 50-50-20-15

I grew up in el barrio. It was during a rough time and we made do. We created change. As an adult I came back to the Hood. Gentrification set in 7 years later and now my community is a shadow of its former self. Umar Lee addresses the issue of gentrification with calm and reason.

Unless you grew up in a community like mine it is hard to understand the issues folks living in poverty and with racism as a daily occurrence face. I miss my old neighborhood. I miss el barrio. Maybe my little piece of heaven can be saved with Umar Lee’s inspiration.

Props to you Umar Lee. Thank you.

Peace,

Jen

~ by Step On a Crack on June 4, 2014.

One Response to “Gentrification, The Contract With the Community and 50-50-20-15”

  1. I had to look up the word first. I had no idea about any of this. I learned something new again today. Thank you for sharing.

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