I saw this headline from a story about a coffee shop in Denver that posted “the truth that dares not be spoken” on a poster in front of their store:
“Happily Gentrifying The Neighborhood Since 2014.”
And on the other side,
“Nothing Says Gentrification Like Being Able To Order A Cortado.”
Gentrification is a perfect example of how the entitled consider themselves above criticism when it comes to race in America today. It is a method by which young up-and-comers take over a community – without using zoning. They can’t zone the people who live in the targeted area out because they themselves are a temporary minority within the “targeted” minority. Zoning and restrictive property ordinances will come later.
The owner of that chain of over-trendy shops, whose name is not in the story, is Keith Herbert. He’s a reformed ski bum who had just enough startup money to hop aboard a plane to Italy to learn to be a coffee expert.
And Keith, like all coffee-selling liberals, is sooooooooooooo socially aware.
He builds communities in Brazil while “costing” locals out of their traditional American neighborhoods. Keith is like a God descended from above to help the backward villagers, but he is similar to a devil who snuck into a neighborhood to take it over.
You can get Keith Herbert’s coffee for $14.50 per 12 oz, online. It is described this way, as per socially aware rules,
“Our first foray into Direct Trade, Socially Conscious Coffee. This special Estate coffee is not only amazing in the cup and very versatile, our partnership helps the farmers and their families who need it most.”
Typical of all social justice warrior coffee baristas, the product is mostly hype. The agenda is to offer a product to a particular slice of our American population – a unique elite product they can actually afford.
Sipping on a six-dollar cup of coffee can make you feel wealthy while at the same time signal to others your fake virtue.
But when you look at it, there is nothing virtuous or socially acceptable in driving residents of targeted communities in America out of their homes by gentrification – while using the cover of “helping” the poor in a Third World Country™.
This coffee shop chain got caught by their own arrogance and deserve all the scorn heaped on them.
And if you don’t think gentrification happens in New Hampshire take a look at the local social justice warriors on your “land use” boards and commissions. Gentrification is the same as ethnic cleansing. It is designed to move one group of undesirables out while making room for a better class of people – defined by them.
Yep, leave it the the SJWs of Granite Grok to speak up on behalf of downtrodden minorities in gentrified neighborhoods, and to decry the forces of capitalism. This guy has no right to get on the money train presently rolling through all of Denver and turning historically black neighborhoods and urban wastelands into vibrant commercial and residential hot-spots!
It’s so funny when people forget their own supposed principles when a chance to lash out at a perceived enemy presents itself. You idiots are all for the free market and bashing poor people until a young liberal do-gooder starts making money in the way Keith Herbert is doing.