I want to share these two thought-provoking articles on such an important topic. As they both point out, we can all choose a role to play, for better or for worse.
The Ins and The Outs by Vinnie Rotondaro and Maura Ewing, Narratively
Along one of New York's most rapidly changing boulevards, a look below the surface exposes what—and who—is really driving gentrification in Crown Heights. “If I was white I would be a gentrifier,” noted Paulos, who said he felt safer in pre-gentrified Crown Heights. “But I’m not, so I’m a threat.”
"We should be grateful to be jolted from our anesthetized routines, confronted when we can be with surroundings and neighbors that are not injection-molded to the contours of our own bobo predilections."