It Happens Here: Gentrification in Watsonville, CA

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Gentrification is the contemporary form of colonialism. It drives the impoverished out of their homes through skyrocketing housing prices. It is a new form of racism, another legacy of capitalism’s Social-Darwinian philosophy.

My hometown of Watsonville has been feeling its effects. The increasing number of cops downtown is new to me. I had lived here my entire life without…