Tag: Gentrification

Gentrifying Detroit And Building Invisible Walls

When Black people began to migrate to Detroit in large numbers during the Great Migration, white Detroiters used racial restrictive covenants and other forms of housing discrimination to keep Black people out of certain neighborhoods. There were “sundown areas” in Detroit, that Black people had to stay out of before sundown. Cass Corridor was a notorious sundown area. The same…

When Strangers Come Knocking At Your Door, #SellingDetroit

Knock Knock! Who’s There? Urban! Urban Who? Urban Investor who thinks that someone else deserves your home more than you and so you should take my offer and sell! We all know that Detroit is going through a major transformation, with new apartments, walking communities, and old factories transformed into upscale lofts. They are everywhere. So why then would someone…

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