Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Words for gentrification

I am an HGTV nut! I love HGTV, all the property shows like National Open house, House Hunters all of them. But, what I've noticed is all the different ways that they've tried to cover up gentrification. My top three are:

  1. Pioneering neighborhood
  2. Up in coming
  3. Neighborhood in transition
I love how they come up with new words to hide their removal of poor mainly Brown people from these neighborhoods. Since we're coming up with new words how about "forceful encouragement of heterosexuality" for homophobia.

1 comment:

QQ said...

"forceful encouragement of heterosexuality"

It wouldn't surprise me one bit..smh

“I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.” ~Audre Lorde