Part of Aliza’s Series on Race Relations! See previous: White People Sensititivy Training
According to Latina magazine, there’s a new show on Broadway called “In The Heights” which looks at “three generations of Latinos as they struggle to forge an identity in a community on the brink of gentrification.”
Gentrification? According to Google: The process in which a neighborhood is transformed from low-value to high-value properties.
My husband, being Latino by injection (I stole this from Jessica Alba’s white momma), says this is racist. You know what they really mean, he says. Meanwhile, I’m wondering why don’t they just write what they really mean? You know…”ATTACK OF THE WHITE PEOPLE!”
NEW Definition of gentrification: WHITE PEOPLE ATTACK THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND TAKE IT OVER!
I practiced this theory with my husband last night.
“Honey, come over here!”
And as he approached the room, I yelled: “ATTACK OF THE WHITE PEOPLE! ATTACK OF THE WHITE PEOPLE!”
We fell down laughing. Well he did. I was already curled up in bed with my Latina magazine.
Yes, we have our own sick sense of humor.