A Step to Make Shaw Accommodating for Everyone

Affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments planned for D.C.’s Shaw Shaw, a community struck by gentrification has faced backlash by many African Americans for its changing physical landscape and demographics. Many African Americans feels as if the government is ignoring them and their issues with gentrification are not being heard. Although it would be difficult to […]

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Businessmen and Prostitutes: The Westin Washington D.C. City Center During the Process of Gentrification

Americans today tend to look at gentrification as something that has had a positive impact on “so called” struggling neighborhoods. It has become commonplace to look at the before and after of gentrification, without any regard to what takes place during the actual process. Those who fail to analyze what happens during the gentrification process […]

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Rhythm of Torment: A Community in Decline

Shaw has gone through many phases in its long life.  In “A Bittersweet Renaissance,” Paul Schwartzman describes a detailed history of the neighborhood surrounding S Street.  The area has had a troubled past, as described by eyewitnesses who have lived throughout this period.  It has been difficult to find much with a comprehensive history of […]

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