Almost two weeks ago I published a post about white gentrification in largely minority neighborhoods in Chicago.
The author wanted to know if "there (was) a way to find affordable rent and not participate in gentrification?" I wrote a response to her question and a few days later received yet another question from a different reader.
Hi Woodlawn Wonder,
First of all I have to say I love your blog. Not to sound cheesy but I appreciate you put yourself out there on a variety of topics in a city with a particular history, and particular race/ethnicity/identity dynamics that could be never be covered in its entirety in one written volume of work.... And that's just keeping it real.
I felt the need to throw out a question.... And I will preface it with the fact that I am new at the whole "respond to a blog" situation but thought it was a question that was important or for lack of better descriptives relavent (sic). You suggested a lot of neighborhoods to the white gentrification writer.. but not Woodlawn... Any
While I knew what to say, for once I was a tad flummoxed with how to say it. The response, which I'm publishing tomorrow, took me a little time to write.
But I kept it honest.
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