Anti-Hipster Graffiti in Detroit
Everyone knows who they mean when they say “hipster.” They mean white people. “Homogenization” is the opposite of “Diversity.” White people = Homogenous. No white people = Diversity.
“Usually people complaining about Detroit hipsters (read: young white people that aren’t the majority of the older white people or the Mexican-Americans that live in Southwest Detroit) spoke in hushed tones on message boards like DetroitYes, but this is the most brazen anti-hipster display to my knowledge.”
“I’ve generally found Detroit hipsters to be harmless creatures, simply seeking food (at Honey Bee) and shelter (cheap rent in Hubbard Farms) like every other natural being in the world. Hipsters also add to the natural order of things (tax revenue in a city that desperately needs it) so it’s not like they’re a dangerous threat disrupting the ecosystem.”
“We can talk about the nuances of “new Detroit” vs. “old Detroit” without having to resort to threatening messages. Putting up “no hipsters” isn’t going to make them go away, just like putting up “this area is infested by crackheads” won’t solve the crack problem in that neighborhood. In the end, it just makes us look divisive and foolish.”