Tag: Gentrification

Brooklyn Eatery Sells Black Stereotypes

An “Instagrammable” “boozy sandwich shop” in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section is serving up controversy for its mockery of poverty amid the neighborhood’s gentrification. About 100 people turned up at the shop on Saturday to protest the owner, Becca Brenna, a Toronto transplant, for touting a bogus “bullet hole-ridden wall” at…

NYC Plans More School Segregation

By Sheryl Estrada Photo of Public School 8. Credit: Insideschools.org New York’s school system is considered the most racially segregated in the United States, and rezoning plans to deal with over-capacity at a Brooklyn Heights neighborhood school will further that racial and class segregation. The New York City Department of…

The Misery That Is Black Baltimore

By Michael Nam Baltimore’s current dire situation can find its roots in a history of crushing poverty, a segregated populace, and long-running police brutality. The Black population of the city has suffered considerably through booms and busts of the U.S. economy, with little in the way of relief. A city…