The Laura Flanders Show streams at www.grittv.org. The Council for Community and Economic Research put out a report last year that labeled Brooklyn as the second most expensive place to live in the United States; it is also a city that suffered high foreclosure rates. At a time when real estate was being used to turn a quick profit vibrant communities of color have been penalized as spaces that were once deemed undesirable by racist policies like redlining are the now hotspots for land grabbing and displacement. A city where many middle-icome and lower income people are feeling the financial squeeze, how does a city like New York that boasts about being so uniquely diverse implement policies that are inclusive? Kelly Anderson Deputy Chair and Associate Professor at Hunter College and filmmaker explores some of these questions in her film MY BROOKLYN. Distributed by OneLoad.com
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