10) Exclusion: Gated Communities

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When discussing gated communities you have to ask yourself is it designed just to keep things out or certain things in? With that being said, this passage depicts how in the process of building these subdivisions the owner always considers property values, crime rates, even the class of the general population around the area. This is how they are able to exclude poverty stricken individuals or even entire races within an area. Although the gates appear to bring security it also brings great threat to those on the inside. For instance, my neighborhood is full of upper middle class family’s with decent sized homes smack dab in the middle of extremely low valued properties in Decatur GA. Our neighborhood was basically designed to let outsiders know that we have what you cant afford and we are afraid that you may come and take what we worked hard for.

2 thoughts on “10) Exclusion: Gated Communities

  1. Interesting. Do you live in gated community? It’s not clear…Any research to support the claims here that gates “bring threat to those on the inside”?

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