CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY: Kasim Reed SHOULD BE CREDITED!!
In his "Obama-esque Style" he has MASTER the ability to "ADVANCE 'THE ESTABLISHMENT AGENDA'" while being wise to the fact that BLACK CONSTITUENTS can be appeased by a BIASED BLACK PRESS who are committed to telling GOOD NEWS to counter "Racist Negative White Right Wing Criticism" and by THROWING A FEW CRUMBS to distract his trail THE BLACK MEDIA will tell THE PEOPLE 'WHY THEY SHOULD BE PROUD' (Have you seen any WHITE REPUBLICANS giving you anything or CUTTING YOUR FUNDING because it is now illegal to CUT YOUR BLACK THROAT?)
THE REDEVELOPMENT OF "TURNER FIELD" / SUMMERHILL IS MET WITH PROTESTS
PROTESTS ARE A (MIS) DIRECTED NEGOTIATING TACTIC
I REPEAT MY POSITION:
If you listen to "BLACK DIALOGUE" - regardless of the medium (radio, tv, Internet, in person) AND strip away all of the POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM - which functionally STEALS AWAY the DISCIPLINED ATTENTION - you will learn that "GENTRIFICATION IS THE #1 FEAR FOR BLACK AMERICANS"
GENTRIFICATION - PROPER DEFINITION :
The FEAR that Black Americans whose INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY-LEVEL economic POWER to defend their COMMUNITY INTERESTS in retaining control over their PROPERTY, their COMMUNITY CULTURE is NO MATCH for the TARGETED POWER of an EXTERNAL, WELL FINANCED WHITE-LED EFFORT that SURMOUNTS the level of FEAR that WHITE PEOPLE HAVE in taking up residence in POOR BLACK COMMUNITIES - by executing a STRATEGIC PLAN to take over the "SAFETY/POLICE coverage", the "POLITICAL ZONING AND PROPERTY TAXATION" policies - achieving the TIPPING POINT by which LAND VALUES and PERCEIVED DESIRABILITY TO LIVE IN THE SAID COMMUNITY is flipped into an INFLATIONARY BIAS - thus pushing the POOR BLACKS OUT of these unaffordable locations (taxes, consumer retail cost of living) - yielding way for a NEW CLASS of WHITE/ASIAN/BLACK upper middle class residents to assume the controlling balance of this once anemic economic zone.
(you assume that certain BLACKS are NOT in on this scheme at your own risk)
So - putting on my "dark matter" analysis hat - HOW IS IT THEN that "Gentrification" can be taking place right under the noses of the "Favorable Local Establish" (which the activists helped to get elected into place) and yet THERE ARE NO WILDCAT PROTESTS against these politics - akin to what the "WHITE REPUBLICAN MALES WHO DON'T KNOW STRUGGLE" are facing right now surrounding the AFFORDABLE CARE ACT?
ANSWER: FOCUS ON THE "FELLOW CONFIDENCE MEN" who are NOT focusing people's angst against THEIR FRIENDS IN POWER.
It does not matter to ME if you protest or sit silent.
I AM DOCUMENTING WHEN YOU ARE TRIGGERED INTO ACTION and WHO is controlling the AMPLIFIER.