Annotated Bibliography 1

“How Gentrification Really Changes a Neighborhood.” Atlanta Magazine. N.p., 1 Mar. 2016. Web. 11 Sept. 2016.
This article tells the interesting story of one particular neighborhood, Kirkwood. In the early 1960’s, Kirkwood was a white neighborhood that had a few African Americans move in, causing a mass selling of houses as White Flight caused families to leave for “safer” areas. However, in the more recent 1990’s, more white people have flocked to this area, namely for the reason of wanting a house closer to work. All the while, the area was threatened with gentrification form the government, which the author states isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it can bring new life to old areas. This article is relevant to the project because gentrification is a threat to both old fourth ward and sweet auburn avenue, and this article shows how gentrification is perceived by the community as well as a first person account. One major flaw that was present in this article was a lack of data, so it is difficult to see how widespread the gentrification is, a well as a bias in asking upstanding community members their opinions rather than conversing with the criminals the area is typically known for. This article provides a very useful look at gentrification, from how it is caused to the effect it has on communities.

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