The Gentrification of Atlanta

Episode Summary

Community organizer and researcher Taiza Troutman discusses gentrification, displacement, urban development, trap music, and activism in Atlanta.

Episode Notes

I speak with community organizer, researcher, and writer Taiza Troutman to discuss urban development, trap music, Tyler Perry, activism, homelessness, neoliberalism, displacement and, above all else, gentrification in Atlanta. 

Audio used throughout the episode was provided graciously by Eva Dickerson, activist, educator, and all around comrade. Watch the full video in which this audio is from here


Some of the books mentioned in the episode:

Rashad Shabazz, Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Lester K. Spence, Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics

Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval