Artists are often on the frontlines of gentrification, moving into lower-income neighborhoods, making those neighborhoods more appealing to outsiders, and soon enough, being priced out themselves.
Roughly a third of Washingtonians were born here, but there remains a stubborn myth about local D.C. — that very few people who live here are actually “from here.” A WAMU 88.5 reporter recently responded to a listener question about native Washingtonians and her investigation led to complicated conversations about race and the evolution of local communities. She joins us along with one of the local Washingtonians who helped her find answers.
- Ally Schweitzer Reporter, WAMU 88.5
- Jackie Snowden D.C. Resident; Former Teacher, D.C. Public Schools
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