Beautiful piece by @nikkitaoliver in @crosscut_news about gentrification in Seattle - and it should be noted that the cannabis industry (i.e. @uncleikespotshops) bears some responsibility for gentrifying Central District.
@Regrann from @nikkitaoliver - New piece. “Gentrification is more than a buzzword to make hipsters and tech bros uncomfortable. We are watching our homes disappear.
And when that disappearance happens, when it starts to feel like the city doesn’t want us, it’s essential we have spaces where we can live in the fullness of our humanity. Spaces that do not treat Black peoples as a monolith or a hot-button issue for election season. Places where we are safe, nurtured and welcomed. Places we can be at home because after all there is no place like home.” Link: https://crosscut.com/2018/05/sanctuary-black-spaces-seattle
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