Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The Nice Folks at Metroblogging Atlanta
beat me to a NY Times article, about Atlanta's gentrification. The author smartly avoids the race-baiting of many opposed to the process, noting that it (like probably 80% of issues couched as race-issues these days) is more of a class struggle. To wit: "Already, the change has had unpredictable effects. Kwanza Hall is a young black politician from the rapidly gentrifying Old Fourth Ward, a neighborhood that is part of a mostly white City Council district that includes affluent areas like Inman Park. But in the last election, Mr. Hall, who ran his campaign from a year-old coffee shop next to a soon-to-open men's spa, defeated two whites for an open seat."