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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The Revitalization or Destruction of Shaw?

  The Revitalization or Destruction of Shaw? The building in which We Work’s coworking office spaces are housed makes no mention of We Work on the outside but instead is labelled the Wonder Bread factory. Having stood there with the same physical structure since 1913 (Wilson), The Wonder Bread Factory has looked very similar on […]

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Built Environment Introduction: A Comprehensive Look at Potomac Gardens Apartments

Welcome! My built environment descriptions and final analysis focus on Potomac Gardens Apartments. The housing complex, located just thirteen blocks southeast of the United States Capitol Building, is home to low income families and a large senior population. Potomac Gardens is one of 56 properties owned by the District of Columbia Housing Authority. What separates […]

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It is important that the New Community Church, a place of accepting and inclusive values, is a physically welcoming place in order to make everyone feel more integrated with a gentrifying community like Shaw, DC. This project describes the rhetorical way in which different groups of people view the gentrification of the Shaw area and […]

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Making Bathrooms More ‘Accommodating’ In “Making Bathrooms More ‘Accommodating’,” Emily Bazelon argues that in order to accommodate transgender people in public restrooms, it is important that society understands that their need to belong is just the same as everyone else’s. Furthermore, this analysis is going to address the ways in which transgender people are looked […]

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The Decline of White Privilege Leads to the Shame of a Trump Presidency

In Toni Morrison’s article, “Mourning for Whiteness”, she stakes a claim that white Americans are still striving for white privilege, proven by the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. Morrison mocks the American citizens, the majority of whom were white, that voted for Trump, and argues that skin color must […]

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Annotated Bibliography

Developers Seek to Put the ‘Wonder’ Back in the Wonder Bread Factory Wilson, Jonathan. “Developers Seek to Put the ‘Wonder’ Back in the Wonder Bread Factory.” Wamu 88.5. American University, 20 July 2012. Web. 3 Oct. 2016, http://wamu.org/story/12/07/20/developers_seek_to_put_the_wonder_back_in_the_wonder_bread_factory/. Method This source talks of how developers are restoring the Wonder Bread building which has started restoration […]

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