How often do you think about gentrification? Probably not often, unless it’s happening right around you. And, even if you are witnessing it firsthand, you might not be against it. You might think that getting rid of those old run-down buildings and cleaning up the place is a good idea. But gentrification isn’t that simple. In most cases, it means that indigenous, usually lower-income, families are uprooted from the neighborhoods that they grew up in so that higher-income folks can come in and get cheap real estate, fix it up, and take the neighborhoods as their own. This zine is a compilation of articles from other publications on gentrification that has occurred and is occurring in various cities, including new york, new orleans, portland, chicago, and london. It’s an important and useful publication and it deserves a place in your library.
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Written and edited by Skot, 1998