Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes? That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood. Funny how education is so often viewed as an equalizing factor when there is nothing equal about it.
Community Members Disrupt Plans to Tour Boyle Heights
Boyle Heights, CA
Adaptive Realty, a real estate group set to gentrify Boyle Heights, is reeling from the backlash after their flyer calling gentrifiers (and displacement) to the community received outrage from long term residents and critics of continued colonization.
What will become a “public relations” learning experience for other financial interests, real estaters, and lobbyists for re/development who will make sure their efforts are much more subtle just might turn out to be the spark the city of Los Angeles doesn’t want to increase solidarity in city-wide anti-gentrification efforts.
The bike tour was cancelled. Gentrification, however, is always on the agenda. Less Damage Control, More Damage to Systemic Control
Boyle Heights Real Estate Flier Stokes Gentrification Fears
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life is not black and white
survival is not black and white
if someone takes a job at a shitty company like Gloria Jeans because being able to buy food means earning money then don’t hate on them for it
if someone buys some clothes from a Salvos store because that’s their price range, then unless you’re planning on giving them a lift to a less problematic thrift store, leave them to it
the ability to boycott and choose is a privilege
lower-income people tend to be “hoarders” and richer people are able to do more “minimalist” living spaces. if u don’t have much, you will hold onto any little thing that comes across your way. you got a new tv, but you still keep the old tv because you know things can break. you keep extra boxes of macaroni and cheese lying around because there will be a week when you don’t have money for groceries. you hold onto your stacks of books and clothes for dear life. those are your assets. physical evidence of where your money’s gone. it’s hard to get rid of it. the bare wall is terrifying when you don’t have much.
forever reblogging this because it is so so so true and this post was actually rly an a-ha, revelation kind of moment for me.
Simple ways to save money!
- Stop buying gigantic expensive coffee three times a day. I know it seems so hard to deal with but maybe try brewing your own coffee at home? Or at least getting your servants to do it.
- Save on your electricity bill by replacing all your light bulbs with energy efficient ones. You have the standing cash to do that right?
- Stop buying at whole foods and other specialty grocers. You can still get organic free range gmo free at the regular grocery stores for like, slightly less! And if you bring it home in your reusable bags your neighbors will never know you cheaped out!
- Stop paying ridiculous bills at restaurants every night of the week. Either try to eat at home now and then or take advantage of any little fuck up that happens in the dining room to loudly demand compensation for your ruined evening!
- Did you know there’s this place called a library? Where you can get books for free? I mean, you have to bring them back eventually but they also have DVD’s and CD’s there. Get all your media you can’t torrent from the library and enjoy being so cleverly frugal!
Oh…oh wait you’re actually poor? You need realistic advice for living day to day and not just saving a few cents here and there to go towards you European vacation? Oh my well, here’s a list for you then!
- Stop being poor????
Hope this advice made you click through based on the title in a moment of desperate hope and got the site plenty of ad revenue good luck!!