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MyUncle Donating Member (798 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:28 PM
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Economic Cleansing vs. Ethnic Cleansing
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 03:30 PM by MyUncle
I was reading a post earlier and came across this comment about the emerging New New Orleans "The soul of the city would be gone if the blacks are not allowed to live in the city."

My first thought was that it is ridiculous to say blacks will not be allowed to live in the city, of course they can if they CAN AFFORD IT.

This rebuilding of New Orleans is going to be an accelerated, compacted version of the economic reality that has shaped our country. We constantly cleanse through economics. Re gentrification means higher housing prices. Higher housing prices means (almost every time) less minorities.

When historic minorities, Italians, Eastern European, Japanese, Chinese, Jews, Irish and more recent Latin Americans, Vietnamese, Russians get some money they usually move out the "ghettos" they were living in, head to suburbs and small cities. Here where the crime rates are lower, the schools are better, the parks are greener they can air/cleanse themselves out. Once there, they wind up inter marrying and becoming homogenized which is the very definition of cleansed.

This is the cycle of life in America.

It's reality, the goal of the most people is to get themselves economically cleansed.

I don't know, maybe that's why Republicans win elections.
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:29 PM
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1. The rich will build a huge fence around it and make it a gated community.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:30 PM
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2. We have outsourced our poverty overseas, no more need for po' folks here
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MyUncle Donating Member (798 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 03:38 PM
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3. I only wish that were true.
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