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- Apr 8, 2006
This is something I don't get. The people in the downtrodden areas scream for years for investment, safety, jobs, better housing and living conditions, and so on. Then, when they get those things, they scream racist gentrification because the cost of living went up. It's like they have no basic understanding of how sh!t works.In Los Angeles the "hood" is gentrifying. And there is push back. Prices tell you how crazy the LA housing market is.
I've thought about the mid city area (Leimert), but you can't just look at the house. How do you guage the local dynamic?
Never has the coffee shop been a more charged symbol than in a neighborhood going through gentrification. The Free Cafe in traditionally black Leimert Park wants to spur dialogue about this and other issues. But some say it's a symptom of gentrification.www.latimes.com
Defend Boyle Heights Releases Short Film That Shows How They Fought off Gentrification in Their Neighborhood, an L.A. Taco Exclusive ~ L.A. TACOThe film shot with a VR 360-degree camera gives outsiders never-before-seen inside access to their guerrilla tactics used to shut down seven art galleries in Boyle Heights.www.lataco.com