"She's not white, she's Jewish." Sometimes I would like to say this about myself, but it is untrue. I am a proud Jew and a proud white person, but that's not so easy to say. Is there reason for white people to be proud of their race after this country's legacy of racism?
This may be easier said than done, but an effort must be made on all fronts by those in power to prevent more senseless deaths. Enough is enough. Too many black children have died. It is time to end this madness once and for all.
Since before Hauck's Market opened 100 years ago, Schnitzelburg has had an amazingly warm, tight, community. But people like myself are threatening it. We're not trying to ruin Schnitzelburg, but we are anyway.
It seems that every month brings a big new development in San Francisco's tech scene, and with those developments comes more outcry that the city's working class isn't seeing the benefits of the re-configuring economy.
American "cool" has been trending from a point of distinction into a sea of non-descriptiveness for some time. You know: Miles Davis meets Kim Kardashian, and the birth of cool mopes into the death of cool. And we only have ourselves to thank for it.
Despite the fact that Detroiters will get the benefits of newfound energy, enthusiasm, and even money, it's unrealistic to expect a group who is scared of the unknown and having power stripped away to welcome outsiders with open arms.
Signs suggest Anacostia is next in line for resurrection. The vestiges of economic blight -- unkempt liquor stores and condemned buildings -- are slowly vanishing as startup businesses, art galleries and new restaurants take their place.
Like much of Williamsburg, over the last decade the look of Los Sures has seen dramatic changes. The demographic dominance that the Puerto Rican community once held is long gone due to mass displacement.
Let me say, as a young gentrifier, it's not that easy. Aside from my daily struggle of squeezing my legs into my skinny jeans, life is not a trust-fund joyride when you're a partially employed member of Detroit's creative class.