A&E has ordered a new reality series called "Southie Rules" that follows one "stubborn native South Boston family as they battle the relentless gentrification of their neighborhood." Apparently it’s news and reality-tv worthy when white folks get pushed out of the neighborhood but not when Latinos or black communities are pushed out of New York’s Williamsburg, LA’s Silverlake and all of San Francisco. NY’s [Chinatown is also in the thick of it too.](http://www.thevillager.com/villager_256/developers.html) It’s unclear what the racial makeup of the family at the center of "Southie Rules" is but 85% of South Boston is white, [according to public data from the 2000 Census. ](www.cityofboston.gov/Images_Documents/South_Boston_PD_Profile_tcm3-12997.pdf) [Variety](http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118053686) also points out working-class Southie has been examined on the bigscreen in films like "Gone Baby Gone" and "Mystic River."
A&E Orders Reality Series on Gentrification in South Boston
Apparently it's news and reality-tv worthy when white folks get pushed out of the neighborhood but not when Latinos or black communities get the boot.
By Jorge Rivas May 09, 2012