Saturday, January 19, 2008

Bklink: Gentrification People

When some people talk about the changing demographics of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, they don't talk about in terms of race. Some use terms like "pure poor people" and "gentrification people." Take, for instance, someone working at City Jerk and this description: "Since he started working at City Jerk in November, the food prices have gone up and the clientele has become more 'mixed.' 'I don’t want to say the white people or black people,' he said, searching for a politically correct word. 'Yesterday I served more of the 'gentrification people,'' mimicking quotation marks around the euphemism with his hands. 'They’ve been trying to kick out all the non-gentrification types.'--The Local/TRE

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