Gentrification and naivite

Gentrification is a phenomenon of neighborhood change. Higher-income people, drawn by inexpensive housing, move into lower-income areas and gradually raise the economic base until the original low-income residents can no longer afford to live in their community. Affordable housing units are redeveloped into condominiums and market-rate apartments, and once-stable populations are displaced. Learning about this process, and witnessing its […]

Finding Calm

Between the grand jury decision not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last Monday, today’s decision not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo and the proposed (although now temporarily reprieved) execution via death penalty for Scott Panetti, a paranoid schizophrenic in Texas, my heart is heavy. I am finding it difficult to concentrate […]