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Beyond coffee and condos: Black and brown families displaced and erased
Credit: Kate DeCiccio y Rose Jaffe (artists), Department of Public Works MuralsDC project.

Beyond coffee and condos: Black and brown families displaced and erased

In cities across the US, displacement of long-time residents and their culture, and their exclusion from community decision-making is creating a public health crisis

From 2016 to 2017 I lived in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area studying at The George Washington University. I witnessed the gentrification, subtle ethnic cleansing, and displacement of neighborhoods of color from one of the historically blackest cities in America.

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Más allá del café y los condominios: Familias negras y marrones desplazadas y borradas
Crédito: Kate DeCiccio and Rose Jaffe, MuralsDC proyecto.

Más allá del café y los condominios: Familias negras y marrones desplazadas y borradas

De 2016 a 2017 viví en el área del Distrito Central de Maryland, Virginia, estudiando en la Universidad George Washington. Fui testigo de la gentrificación, la sutil limpieza étnica y el desplazamiento de los barrios de color de una de las ciudades históricamente más negras de América.

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