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Black Beverly Hills debates historic status vs. white gentrification

‘Black Beverly Hills’ debates historic status vs. white gentrification View Park Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times View Park residents walk to Monteith Park for a twilight showing of the movie “The Wiz.” View Park residents walk to Monteith Park for a twilight showing of the movie “The Wiz.” (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times) Angel JenningsContact Reporter Longtime residents of View Park have a thinly veiled code for the signs of change they see in their upscale neighborhood: “joggers” … “dog walkers.””It’s like an alien sighting,” says Karen Martin, who grew up in this hilltop community framed by La Brea Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard. “We never saw them before.” But now they are back. White people. With fluffy dogs. And fluorescent Spandex.And for some longtime residents who cherish View Park as a symbol of African American success and a stronghold of black culture, that’s unsettling.

Source: ‘Black Beverly Hills’ debates historic status vs. white gentrification – LA Times