Outta the city, they want us gone
Tearin down the 'jects creatin plush homes
Common laments the gentrification that was already sweeping Chicago in the mid-1990s, as suburbanites formerly afraid of living in the city decided that they wanted a “livable” urban environment and a shorter commute. The result was that housing projects like Robert Taylor and Cabrini-Green were torn down, to make room for a rainbow coalition of prosperous yuppies and young families.
Common presses for land-ownership for Chicago’s black community as one way to resist being pushed out by rising rents.
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