theblackcommunist
Gentrification spreads the myth of native incompetence: That people need to be imported to be important, that a sign of a neighbourhood’s ‘success’ is the removal of its poorest residents. True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied.

Sarah Kendzior, The Peril of Hipster Economics (x)

"True success lies in giving those residents the services and opportunities they have long been denied."

Gentrification is, “We’ll give the support and resources that should have gone to your neighborhood, only after removing you from it…”

(via bankuei)