Is Gentrification Bad?

‘Gentrification’ in black and white via The Washington Post

‘Gentrification’ in black and white
via The Washington Post

Artwashing: the new watchword for anti-gentrification protesters via The Guardian

Artwashing: the new watchword for anti-gentrification protesters
via The Guardian

THE BASICS: Carl Foster of the Washington Post argues gentrification is a destructive social movement that displaces low-income people of color from their communities in exchange for young white professionals who have no respect for the indigenous population. On the other hand, Jonathan Jones of The Guardian believes gentrification can help low-income communities of color by diversifying the neighborhood, improving facilities, and breaking down racial and social divisions.