L.A. Chinatown Gentrification

03/29/19 L.A. Chinatown Gentrification
Topic: Los Angeles Chinatown, Gentrification, community organizing
Participants: Miho Murai, Attorney, Educator and Community Organizer
Broadcast Air Date: 03/29/19
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– What is Gentrification?
– Are Hipsters part of gentrification?
-Is Chinatown in Los Angeles being gentrified?
-Is gentrification positive for the Chinatown community?
– Why do new developments build expensive residence units that the preexisting community cannot afford?
-Can the working-class immigrant community shop in the local neighborhood once the gentrified shops replace the old “mom and pop” stores?
– How do politicians, building developers and construction companies talk about gentrification?
– Is gentrification a form of economic racism?
-Is the gentrifying of Chinatown a form of racism?
– How many of the residence units are designated as affordable housing?
– Who is pushed out as new expensive mix-use units are built?
– Is gentrification following the pattern creating whiteness via housing segregation?
-What is the history of land ownership and creation of whiteness?
– How do we credit the renters as community members that create the beautiful residence culture that gentrification is attracted to?

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