Raising the Bar Podcast

Podcast that examines legal issues/policies and the impact on women of color. We aim to inform, educate & provide concrete tools to empower, expand and help our community.

Ep 002 | The F*ck is going on in our hoods? Let's Talk about Gentrification

On Episode 2 of Raising the Bar with Iman, I discuss a lawsuit out of Washington, DC.  Residents and a grassroots organization are suing the city for discrimination due to gentrification. The plaintiffs allege the District's policy agenda is discriminatory based on age and income, and have a disparate impact on the city’s Black communities.

Gentrification is a national threat to minorities in urban areas who have been living in their neighborhood for decades. As a Harlem native, this episode is extremely personal to me. My dad and stepmom join me to talk about Harlem in the 60s and 70s compared to now.

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The complaint can be found here: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/3c4af2ec-cd10-47a8-844a-0ab0babd0b9b

Right to City Alliance: Right To The City Alliance (RTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. We are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations.

Instrumental: "Pyro Flow" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/