It's been awhile...
Here's a little piece I wrote for chitowndailynews.org on Humboldt protests regarding lack of affordable housing.
"Yuppie, yuppie, why you lie? Why you try and gentrify?!" was one of the more interesting chants I left out. As well as "Boricua si! Yuppie No!"
Given the fact that foreclosures in the area for residents of color is on the quick rise, as noted by a corresponding Tribune article, I can understand the anger.
Matthew Rodriguez told me that the community wanted to simply be a part of any new development than be pushed to the wayside.
In redevelopment of a neighborhood, shouldn't the existing civic and social networks be maintained?