Thursday, July 28, 2011

Washington D.C. Gentrification

If you thought Harlem and Atlanta gentrification were complex and sad, please don't put away your tissue.

The old Chocolate City has been experiencing waves of gentrification that are tangled in a funky web that is class, race, and to some degree gender; government and private citizen; yuppie and buppie; working class and emerging young professionals.

It is almost hard to fathom that people such as Anna Julia Cooper, Thurgood Marshall, Toni Morrison, Booker T. Washington, and a host of others walked the very streets that were pummeled and forgotten at the height of the crack epidemic. Now these places are sitting in ruin, and have turned over in the hands of folks who are seeking a cleaner, brighter DC.

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