Gentrification is the process by which urban renewal displaces the occupying demographic. That is, what looks at first glance to be great – hip restaurants! luxury apartments! new parks! – is hell for those living in that neighborhood.
Watch this video to learn more about what the gentrification of San Francisco’s Mission District has done to those who called it home.
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 7 Reasons Why Gentrification Hurts Communities of Color
- 9 Ways Privileged People Can Reduce the Negative Impact of Gentrification
- 4 Ways We Ignore Poverty and Blame Poor People and What You Can Do To Help
- How The Working Poor and Middle Class Are Trapped in a Systemic Cycle of Economic Decline