Gentrification

On Chicago’s South Side, gentrification is not the great evil

by Josi Gines
March 20, 2017
Gentrification is a boogeyman on Chicago’s South Side. But in reality it’s a phantom. The term is bandied about whenever people experience or anticipate neighborhood change. Gentrification has become a proxy for feelings of unsettlement or uncertainty about whether those changes are meant to benefit black folk.

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