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A greater number of Hispanics, on average, are being displaced from the most rapidly gentrifying Denver neighborhoods than in any other major U.S. city. That’s among the takeaways from “Shifting Neighborhoods,” a new report from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
The Birmingham City Council released a statement reflecting on their participation in the National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Just Economy Conference, saying that the conference provided helpful information about opportunity zones — federal program incentivizing the investment of new businesses and commercial projects in low-moderate income communities — and how to apply local legislation to benefit Birmingham communities.
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition published a study about gentrification in American noting that Washington, D.C. had the highest rates of forced displacement due to gentrification. In 1970, black people made up 71.1 percent of D.C.’s population. Today, that number is under 50 percent.
The gentrification study released by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) shed light on the ongoing downside of gentrification, forced displacement. Washington D.C, had the highest rates of forced displacement — more than 20,000 black residents — due to gentrification from the years 2000-2013.
“What stands out with Baltimore compared to other areas is that most of what gentrified … was mostly areas that were already white,” Director or Research for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Jason Richardson said. “There was a very limited amount of black displacement just because black neighborhoods weren’t gentrified.”
Elite colleges and universities have subtle, but clear, ways of creating class systems that exclude and/or embarrass low-income students, such as making students who want to earn money clean the bathrooms of their peers. Although these practices are far from new, they have been accentuated during recent court cases of wealthy parents buying their children’s way into these top schools.
As a response to substantial evidence of advertising discrimination, Facebook has announced that it will no longer provide certain demographic information such as gender, zip codes or anything that can be used to indicate race, from housing, credit and employment advertisers.
A gentrification study conducted by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) revealed that over 20,000 black Washington, D.C. residents have been displaced due to gentrification between the years of 2000 and 2013. This makes D.C. the highest gentrified city; following is Philadelphia and New York City. “You feel it and you see it,” said Jesse Van Tol, chief executive of NCRC, a research and advocacy coalition of 600 community organizations that promote economic and racial justice. “It’s the visibility and the pace of it.”
This essay is part of a series that accompanies NCRC’s 2019 study on gentrification and cultural displacement. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of NCRC. Gentrification is a policy-driven process that begins with targeting low-income, urban communities for discrimination and neglect and ends with “improvements” […]