It's heartbreaking. I'm from New Orleans and I've also seen gentrification dramatically change the neighborhood I grew up in. Black people don't have as many economic opportunities and many feel helpless to buy property within their own neighborhoods.

When they buy up many buisnesses and homes in a Black community, they reshape that community. The 9th ward, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, has now been gentrified. The families who used to live there can no longer afford to go back.

Thank you for your article.

Black Womanist — MS Psych 🎓 EIC of Cultured Co-Founder of Writers and Editors of Color WEOC I 🤎 ☕️

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