Showing posts with label gentrification. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gentrification. Show all posts

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Gentrification and Black People in DC

Our economic research reveals the following:  there is not a single city in the United States of America where the majority of Black people resident before gentrification have been better off post-gentrification. Not one.
In every single case, Black income and wealth are lower, significantly so.

I mention this because of a comment I made to DC Mayor Bowser at a Forum on Development in Anacostia, Washington, DC.

Here is my original comment before the DC City Council:  youtu.be/rlr_DomOais

The Mayor appears to believe that this is simply not an issue.

My comment and the Mayor's response can be heard at minute 42:00 here: http://thekojonnamdishow.org/audio/#/shows/2015-04-02/d-c-mayor-muriel-bowser-a-forum-in-anacostia/87938/@0:00