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Black residents reject Trader Joe’s because it would attract too many white people

February 8, 2014
Trader Joes opposition
Photo credit: Andrew Theen/The Oregonian
The Trader Joe’s grocery chain has withdrawn plans to build a store in the heart of a predominantly black neighborhood after a black leadership group fought the move.

The Portland Development Commission was set to give the grocer a large discount on property that had been vacant for years, pricing it at just over $500,000, down from an appraised value of $2.9 million, according to The Oregonian.http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/i...ican_lead.html

The Portland African American Leadership Forum sent a scathing letter in December to city leaders, saying the plan would price residents out of the area and the group“remains opposed to any development in North/Northeast Portland that does not primarily benefit the black community.”

Trader Joe’s would increase displacement of low-income residents and “increase the desirability of the neighborhood,” for “non-oppressed populations,” PAALF wrote.

“[This decision] reflects the city’s overall track record of implementing policies that serve to uproot, displace and disempower our most vulnerable community members,” the letter said.

Trader Joe’s bowed out amid the controversy.

“We run neighborhood stores, and our approach is simple: If a neighborhood does not want a Trader Joe’s, we understand, and we won’t open the store in question,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to The Oregonian.

But not everyone is happy about the outcome.

“There are no winners today,” Adam Milne, owner of Old Town Brewing Co., told The Oregonian. “Only missed tax revenue, lost jobs, less foot traffic, an empty lot and a boulevard still struggling to support its local small businesses.”

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Old 02-13-2014, 10:07 AM   #196
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1) The black in the area wanted it
2) Not worth the effort

Do I really care what they want? Nope. Local issue.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:50 AM   #197
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Thats what I like about you. Direct, to the point, and wholesome. A role model for all. You have a simmering dislike for reality. But its neat in a fun sort of way.


All you do is create negative post about minorities. You and the rest of the DC crowd hide behind your bullshit lies. You're a racist in my eyes and a piece of shit.
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:31 AM   #198
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All you do is create negative post about minorities. You and the rest of the DC crowd hide behind your bullshit lies. You're a racist in my eyes and a piece of shit.
Awww now the DC crowd is a bit dysfunctional and sometimes people get a little out of sorts but for the most part we are a happy family that embraces diversity and who love any opportunity to celebrate the good of all on earth. Walk with God and be humble and keep that smile as a beacon to others!!
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:21 PM   #199
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Very insightful post btw. I've always said, who knows what's best for black people, better than rural white people from Missouri?
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:09 PM   #201
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Very insightful post btw. I've always said, who knows what's best for black people, better than rural white people from Missouri?



Well, thats interesting. We have a rich half black guy President who thinks he knows whats best for everybody. And that has worked out just super duper. I suppose he can relate since he's a halfling.
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They simply don't need a Trader Joe's, they already have grocery stores (the pic below is just one example from New York's trendy Harlem subdivision). So if they don't want a Trader Joe's who cares?


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Now it's not even just a racial thing.

Things have been popping off in San Fran as tech nerds are moving in to get Google jobs.

Protesting at Google Bus Stops [Google provides free transportation onto their campus in the 'burbs]. Protesting startups by baristas and waiters.

A lot of it is residual Occupy Oakland shit. But it's been going on a while. Heck bring it up to Greg Proops and he'll go on a cursing jag that'd kill your sainted grandmother, but then he's one of those REALLY self-loathing pasty white dudes who think artists should be paid more but there shouldn't be a seat in any sporting arena anywhere that costs more than $5, and every ill on earth is the sole fault of any white man who earns more than he does.

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Old 04-15-2014, 09:27 PM   #204
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I don't at all condone the group using the race card. And I don't know why they'd turn down a Trader Joe's. I'm just pointing to the holier than thou attitude on this thread that this is typical black race baiting, as if white people don't have a similar reaction when a business with mostly black or latino customers enters a predominantly white neighborhood.

The difference is, white people can use an economics argument, claiming that the business would destroy the neighborhood. When a poor neighborhood turns down a Trader Joe's, people can't understand why they'd turn down something that appears to be a neighborhood improvement. Even if the race card was never thrown out there, guarantee this argument on this thread would still be about race baiting. So one is passed off as economics, and the other is considered racism. They're both in their own small way racially motivated.
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Black residents reject Trader Joe’s because it would attract too many white people
So they like segregation and want segregation? Where's DayeMania when you need him?

Is this a case of reverse Jim Crow customs?
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