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Big changes, both racially, economically

AUG 30, 2015

“The neighborhood looks nice, but at the same time, the people who have been here – it’s pushing them away,” Bethea said.

That’s what gentrification does – it pushes. Pushes old buildings and homes into piles of rubble. Pushes new homes onto the market. Pushes property values up. Pushes white people closer to the city’s core. And, at least in some cases, it pushes poor minority families out.


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