I hope people know that this is not a new idea. The Black Panther Party was originally called the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. They advocated the lawful possession of firearms, as well as public displays of black power that were complimented by their possession of firearms. They peacefully occupied the California statehouse in 1967. Time to scare the bejesus out of whitey.
You see what's getting missed here is the very real conception of gentrification and its negative effects on communities that are marginalized, disenfranchised, and have little to no voice. While those who may live on rented property have less legal status to maintaining their residency they still posses certain rights and deserve a voice in the reallocation of property. Universities ought not to be complicit in the gentrification process. In fact, one of the events that sparked the Columbia student riots of 1968 was the shady dealings of the university in buying up land in Harlem for university purposes. While it might have been legal it was unethical and students stood up to administrators and those who have profited from it.
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