We have explored gentrification and street harassment on Third Rail before, but on this month’s show we focus on these subjects through a different lens. First we discuss being Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood and then we break down being harassed as a queer person of color in Central Brooklyn.
1. What does it mean to be Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood? In historically Black neighborhoods like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, the race aspect of gentrification is often spoken about in Black & White terms. This episode, we have on two guests to talk about the space between — what it’s like being a Brown person in Central Brooklyn.
2. How are we staying safe, sane and dignified this summer? We’ve talked a lot on this show about how Veralyn and Anthonine experience sexualized & gendered street harassment and police harassment look like in Central Brooklyn. But while the aggressors are the same, being harassed as a QPOC looks a little different. Tune in to find out how all of us are working to stay safe, sane and dignified in the streets this summer.
3. “Tell em why you mad”