Death By Gentrification

What happens when communities of color become more white?  Those who have lived there for decades are perceived to be “intruders” and “outsiders”.  Alex Nieto, 28, had lived in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco all his life.  Thanks to the recent boom in technology start-ups, the neighborhood has seen an influx of (mostly white) newcomers.  On March 21, 2014, he was identified by several white men as a “suspicious” person carrying a gun (he was licensed to carry a taser for work).  911 dispatchers sent police to the scene and minutes later, Nieto was dead–shot 14 times.

Read the entire story HERE.

 

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