Gentrification is when — Cathy Arellano

Poem by Cathy Arellano

1001 streams of whiteness

Spike Lee on Gentrification of BedStuy

My father’s a great jazz musician. He bought a house in nineteen-motherfuckin’-sixty-eight, and the motherfuckin’ people moved in last year and called the cops on my father. He’s not — he doesn’t even play electric bass! It’s acoustic!
—Spike Lee