Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Gentrified

My family and I attended our neighborhood's Night Out Against Crime block party last evening. We got to meet many of our new neighbors. Our crooked house is sort of famous around these parts (second only to our neighbor's K-Ville house), and everyone was glad to hear our contractors are about ready to start repairing it. There were many middle class families with young children, ourselves included. Moreover, everyone there was Caucasian. I've often heard and read that Katrina was harder on African American families for a variety of reasons. One of the things that attracted my family and I to Mid-City was the mixture of socio-economic classes, and the mixture of races and ethnicities.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Editor B said...

The demographics of recovery are quite interesting. In my part of Mid-City there are actually fewer whites than before. Maybe our neighborhoods are becoming more segregated?

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