And speaking of navel-gazing in the nation’s capital, we see that D.C. Councilman/Mayor-for-Life Marion Barry has weighed in pithily on the problems of gentrification.
? of gentrification is who gets a slice of American apple pie.Gentrifiers say them b/c they have $ & shd displace poor frm their own table — Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) December 19, 2013
But there is a God, who is more powerful than money, who will make the last, first and the weak, strong. And that day is coming for America. — Marion S. Barry, Jr. (@marionbarryjr) December 19, 2013
Barry, who left the mayor’s office for the last time in 1999, now represents one of the city’s poorest and least gentrified wards, a heavily African-American section of the city’s untouristed Southeast.*
*Correction, Dec. 19, 2013: This post originally misstated that Marion Barry left the mayor’s office for the last time in 1995.