Displacement and Latino Populations: Cultural Markers and Gentrication in Chicago Latino Communities

Xavier Ramirez

Abstract


The term gentrication has been utilized to describe economic innovation as well as
displacement. Currently cities across the United States are facing issues of gentrication. Various populations have historically settled, moved, been displaced and relocated throughout the city. For this research I will be focusing on two specic historically Latino neighborhoods in the city of Chicago: Humboldt Park and Pilsen. Latinos are one of the populations that have come to suer from serial displacement in the city. Presently, gentrication has become a threat to these communities. Initiatives and coalitions have been created to defend the communities from being torn apart and displacing community members while simultaneously maintaining their identities as Latino communities.


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