Gentrification in Two Striking Visuals

Gentrification in Two Striking Visuals (photograph by Karine Schomer)

It was a recent 6:30 AM Sunday morning walk in San Francisco’s fabled Mission District.

I had not been there in a decade. My memories were of a vibrant Latino, immigrant, working class neighborhood, with crowded sidewalks, fruit and vegetable markets, cheap taquerias, colorful mural art — the cultural liveliness and the sociability somehow compensating for the poverty and the struggle to succeed…

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