Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021

2 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor: Addressing Gentrification

  1. “gentrification” – Give me a break. Inglewood’s economy began to dry up after the violence of the Watts Riots made shoppers hesitant to come to the city; this is a fiscal reality. Prior to the late 60’s/early 70’s people came from all over the South Bay to shop in Inglewood. When the demographic in Inglewood changed – bringing with it violent crime – and while Inglewood was predominantly white, families of all complexions got the hell out of Inglewood, and businesses soon left as well, all due to violent crime. Unless Mr. Rigard’ is ready and willing to look at the REAL history of Inglewood, its future will remain in the hands of politicians just as useless as his economically illiterate predecessors.

  2. “gentrification” – Give me a break. Inglewood’s economy began to dry up after the violence of the Watts Riots made shoppers hesitant to come to the city; this is a fiscal reality. Prior to the late 60’s/early 70’s people came from all over the South Bay to shop in Inglewood. When the demographic in Inglewood changed – bringing with it violent crime – and while Inglewood was predominantly white, families of all complexions got the hell out of Inglewood, and businesses soon left as well, all due to violent crime. Unless Mr. Rigard’ is ready and willing to look at the REAL history of Inglewood, its future will remain in the hands of politicians just as useless as his economically illiterate predecessors.

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