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Gentrification news and analysis from The Nation
May 11, 2020
Chinatowns Must Radicalize to Survive
Direct action and inclusivity are driving the new Asian American movement.
April 2, 2020
Seattle Destroyed Homeless Encampments as the Pandemic Raged
Advocates say the City continued to do unannounced sweeps, even after it was clear that the policy put unhoused people in danger of infection.
Dae Shik Kim Jr.
October 31, 2019
How Staples Center Kicked LA Gentrification Into Overdrive
It was hailed as a turning point for a depressed downtown, but its construction helped start a wildfire of displacement.
October 25, 2019
Our Town Is Broke. Should We Accept Investment From a Homophobe and a Tea Partier?
Another reader asks what they should do if a school integration plan causes “logistical mayhem” for their family.
October 11, 2019
The Bronx May Send a Homophobic Democrat to Congress
Rubén Díaz Sr. is a socially conservative City Council member whose district neighbors AOC’s. In a crowded Democratic primary, he may just win.
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June 25, 2019
The Gentrification of Queerness
Christopher Street was once a haven for queer people of color. Its transformation into an outpost of white, upper-middle class respectability tells a larger story of exclusion.
Darnell L. Moore
May 7, 2019
DC’s Leaders Shouldn’t Wait to Prioritize Racial Equity
Activists in Washington say the mayor’s proposed budget would worsen disinvestment in black communities.
April 24, 2019
#BlockSidewalk’s War Against Google in Canada
The tech company wants to rebuild a Toronto neighborhood—but residents aren’t having it.
March 27, 2019
Berlin’s Radical Housing Activists Aren’t Afraid of Expropriations
Germany’s hippest city is debating whether to seize 200,000 homes from landlords and turn them into social housing.
October 17, 2018
Tenants Are Fighting Eviction Before It Starts
A Certificate of No Harassment could become tenants’ preemptive strike against predatory developers encircling their neighborhoods.