1. Black people constantly have to fight for ownership
Though there are plenty examples of Black people owning houses and businesses throughout the U.S., Black people are still more vulnerable to losing what they have due to things like predatory loans, racist violence, and Black people starting off with less capital as compared to White people.
This makes the fight against gentrification that much harder because in some cases, Black people don’t own the buildings or neighborhoods they’ve been living in for years. And in other cases, they’re only two non-payments away from losing their property.
This is made heartbreakingly real in a plot twist for Last Black Man that leaves Jimmie devastated and once again…without a home.
*Sigh* ‘The Last Black Man In San Francisco’ Nails These 3 Hard Truths About Gentrification was originally published on globalgrind.com