Originally Posted by SFC415
Is this sarcasm? I'll just give a small personal example: I grew up in The Mission, which used to be one of the grimiest districts of San Francisco until recent years. My parents had just moved to the U.S. and could not afford anything better until years later, which was and still is the case with many families that lived in similar neighborhoods. What did they do to get pushed out of the community?
You are the reason your parent's are getting pushed out...
You, you're a "yuppie", "hippie", whatever you want to call it.
I'm going to use my example and what is going on in the neighborhood and other hoods surrounding the neighborhood we grew up in. We, second generation, are moving back in. Our parent's got here, it was affordable, they did what they had to do to put us through school and put food on the table. Didn't demand much.
We went to school, we got an education. We are moving back into our neighborhoods, we want them cleaned up. If you're not part of the solution you are part of the problem. It's happening, couples with six figure incomes buying the house next to or across the street from their parents house or a couple of blocks away from where they grew up and fixing up these homes with their disposable income.
They are also demanding better education programs, better policing of neighborhoods.
It's you, and by "you", I'm talking about the mid 20's, early 30's college educated person or couple with a mid-$50k salary.
Keep thinking that hipsters are just white kids with trust funds. It's easy to rag on hipsters, hey, I poke fun at them from time to time. The people going back to these neighborhoods are going in to change it.
I'm in East Los Angeles, btw. It's happening here and in Boyle Heights. Love the "Stop the Gentrification" crowd. **** man, not my fault I went to school and want to come back and make my neighborhood better.
It's complicated, truly is and the narrative is skewed based on whichever side of the line you are on.
Some people get their education and career and move out, some move back and try to make a damn difference. Which one are you? If you moved out of your hood, why are you complaining about something you abandoned the first chance you got?