Gentrification can be compared to the move westward in the late 1800s and the takeover of the territories from the native people. This act mirriors that of the gentrification process occurring today. When people move the native inhabitants from there current lands to create a supposed better land we can see how the current situations happening in our inner cities is practically a genocide of the culture, the simple way of life in which one lives, the established economy is destroyed to make way to better only those taking over. This creates a shadow cast over the existence of that once native people.
This power point illustrates the history and the fortunate and unfortunate facts about the process of gentrification.