Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco

I live in a gentrifying neighborhood. Newcomers recently “schooled” me on where and how to park my car, they ran up to my me and asked that I lower my music, and they asked me about my home lease (I own my home).  Austin, L.A, Durham, S.F.–I hear about similar issues, with much larger, more tragic consequences. There are also major implications for schooling (language, displacement, power dynamics, community memory, values, profiling, etc).


Alejandro Nieto was killed by police in the neighborhood where he spent his whole life. Did he die because a few white newcomers saw him as a menacing outsider?