In this episode, Cynthia and Yvette discuss the gentrification of Boyle Heights, the SCOTUS case that clarified whether disparate impact claims can be brought under the Fair Housing Act, and internalized racism. They applaud the tactics of Defend Boyle Heights protestors, note the varied solutions to housing inequality, and share how they cope with with the burden and weight of internalized racism.
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Transition song: Ryan Little – Lucy’s Song
Learn more about Defend Boyle Heights at their facebook page and check out these relevant articles:
- A Brief History of the Coffee Shop as a Symbol for Gentrification
- A community in flux: Will Boyle Heights be ruined by one coffee shop?
Follow @defendboyleheights on IG
We forgot to mention the new series coming September 7th on gentrification in Oakland. Peep the trailer:
Case: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.
Here’s a SCOTUS blog post about the case – Disparate-impact claims survive challenge: In Plain English
Here’s an article from The Atlantic: Supreme Court vs. Neighborhood Segregation
Here’s the link to the District Court in Northern Texas’ opinion finding that there was no prima facie case made of discrimination under the standards by SCOTUS, meaning that their case was dismissed.
Here’s a site that gives context on the Kerner Commission and the famous Kerner report that found: “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.”
Deep thoughts: Internalized Racism
Here’s an excellent read that we recommend: This One Is For The Hairy Girls by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
Yvette really enjoyed watching Girl’s Trip, starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish. Here’s the trailer:
Cynthia recommended listening to Latino USA’s episode: The Stolen Child since authoritarianism has been on her mind lately.