Part IV: Closing

We-Lose-Space_1Most often people don’t notice gentrification. They think that the new infrastructure being built will be a good thing or have no effect on them; however that’s not the case in neighborhoods like Summerhill, Sweet Auburn, and Old Forth Ward. Black Atlanta knows what is happening. The problem is most people either don’t care or don’t have the power to stop it. Gentrification has done nothing but destroy Black Atlanta. It has erased its culture, altered its social life, and cut its economics drastically. The only way for the negative effects to end it to call attention to it. More citizens of Atlanta need to know what is happening to Black Atlanta. Petitions, rallies, meetings, and protests should occur every time gentrification makes another attack on Black Atlanta. Reassurance should be made to restore Black Atlanta’s economics, social life, and culture. There is nothing wrong with inviting something new into a neighborhood; however what is new should benefit the old and not replace it and leave it to be forgotten.


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