October 1, 2022

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Legacy Of Redlining Led To Today’s Black And Latino Families Being Pushed Out Of Denver

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(CBS4) – James Roy II just opened his art gallery Urbanity Gallery in Denver, his hometown.

“I grew up in the Five Points originally, and then in Park Hill for middle school and Aurora for high school,” he said.

Urbanity Gallery
(credit: CBS)

He’s also the Executive Director of Denver Metro Community Impact and a Master’s student at CU Denver. He’s writing his Master’s thesis on Urban Planning and Displacement. Like anyone who has lived in the Denver metro area for the last couple decades he has seen Denver grow and change. He says a big reason for the for that is gentrification.

His professor, Carrie Makarewicz says, “Gentrification is a process of reinvestment in an area where the incumbent residents often eventually get displaced.”

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Michael Abeyta

2022-09-14 11:21:35

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