Petticoat Despot, the blogger who wrote Gentrification, Google Buses, and The Mission, made some very interesting points that I didn’t even think about and challenged the view I had on gentrification in the Mission district. Petticoat is currently living in the Mission district; in fact she has lived there for over 10 years. She lives in … More From Another Perspective
The Mission district is a neighborhood encompassed by two opposing sides. On one end, there are the long-time residents who are seeing their neighborhood change before their eyes. On the other, there are newcomers who have entered the neighborhood and contributed to the changing demographic and culture. Mission district natives have been criticized for being … More Who Is Gentrification Affecting?
Gentrification in the Mission district has caught my eye. I was born and raised in the Mission and the changes I have seen are substantial. The Mission was originally a Hispanic community, and lately it has veered from its Latin roots. Despite the poverty, gang violence, and high crime rates it was once known for, … More Gentrification Today