Because there’s no contradictory or inconsistent behavior here on the part of white people, or anyone else, this is nothing but gratuitous name calling:
How does this even make any sense? Are these apartments for minorities and immigrants?
The quote above came from an NYT op-ed piece this week, and it’s being used here as part of a new pro-development propaganda tactic of trying to tie big development in with some kind of progressive ideal of social justice.
Cynical, yes. Shame on you, progressives, for not encouraging rampant development. Is it because you’re “white”?
And again, what does building around transportation centers — or not building around them — have to do with white privilege? Keep in mind too that Burbank has no intention of making any of these new apartments aside from a couple of “micro-units” here and there anything that resembles “affordable.”
This city council? This Burbank mentality?
You know, in listening to these local boosters you’d never know that Burbank has always had tons of apartments scattered throughout its geography, and a local residential population that well exceeds 50-percent renters. In reality it’s much closer to two-thirds.
Burbank has long done its job in this area. It’s not South Pasadena or Arcadia. So what this is really all about is making $$$$.