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Gentrification in Oakland: An Excercise in Oppression by Loata Fine
Transcript of Gentrification in Oakland: An Excercise in Oppression by Loata Fine
An Exercise in Oppression
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The process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents.
Educated wealthy individuals & their families
Affluent land owners
Newly founded businesses
Poor working class
Black and brown neighborhoods
Non profit organization that help marginalized communities
Who is impacted?
by: Loata Fine
"Christopher Columbus Syndrome"
Disinvestment in poor communities
Property values decrease in "deteriorated" communities
Redevelopment investment and/or private entities buy & fix up vacant units
"The Bleaching of San Francisco"
Haber, Matt. "Oakland: Brooklyn by the Bay." New York Times 4 May 2004. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. Print.
"West Oakland Community Garden Trashed By Vandals, Possibly Over Gentrification." CBS News 5 Aug. 2014. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.
Jones, Carolyn. "Gentrification Transforming Face of Oakland." SFGate 19 Apr. 2014. Web. 16 Oct. 2014.
Frett, Jonathan. "Give 'Em Hell: Resistance Against Oppression in the United States. Gentrification: The Truth behind Urban Development, Its Systemic Racism, and the Resistance." Anti Resistance WordPress. Web. 17 Oct. 2014.
Stage of Gentrification: Oakland and San Francisco. 2014. Oakland, San Francisco. By Lisa Bates.
Hudson, Adam. "The Bleaching of San Francisco: Extreme Gentrification and Suburbanized Poverty in the Bay Area."Truthout 27 Apr. 2014. Web. 21 Oct. 2014.
"Brooklyn by the Bay: Oakland"
Help or Harm?
Tech businesses (Google, FB, Twit) taking over SF neighborhood's
Cost of living in SF > not affordable for low & middle class families
Oakland is seen as the cheaper; influx of new residents
Landlords take advantage of market values; evictions, foreclosure --> flipping
New comers/homeowners > down payment requirements increase
New residents increase demands of luxuries; low tolerance for the low-income needs and homeless populations
Escalated prices --> forced displacement
--> more young people of color to receiving college degrees
--> reinforce the idea of returning to the community rather than escaping from Oakland
--> Unity events, i.e: Qilombo Gardening Project
--> Learn from other gentrified communities
--> Affordable housing & more housing
"Brooklyn by the Bay: Oakland"
Senior Exhibition 2015
Fremont High School
Social Injustice of Gentrification
High rate of evictions and foreclosures in neglected neighborhoods - unaffordable housing
Forced displacement of low-income residents
Disruption of cultural and individual development
Research Focus: Prevention
Stronger rent control laws
Send more youth of color to college
Establish new ways to preserve & develop old & new cultures in harmony
Revitalization of the city - becomes more appealing and inviting
Land value increases
Production of more jobs, schools being improved --> decrease unemployment rates
Decreases crime; makes streets safer
Development --> DISPLACEMENT
High land values price out residents to move into unaccustomed places
Local businesses forced into closure
The city's culture & identity is lost
7th Street and Mandela Parkway
26th Street and Mandela Parkway
7th Street and Peralta Street