I've never been given a

I’ve never been given a definition of gentrification I was satisfied with, so I’m always working on my own. If you asked me today, I’d say gentrification is when white people occupy a poor neighborhood and drive out residents by increasing costs of housing & goods, such as is happening in the Shaw, Anacostia, LeDroit Park, and Columbia Heights neighborhoods in Washington DC, in Harlem, in San Franciso’s Mission District.

This is certainly a problem in my neighborhood, and a local community organization has come up with a creative approach to the problem – they’ve established a so-called displacement-free zone within which they plan to strategically defend low-income residents against being forced out of the neighborhood.

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