The African-American Community Could Have Slowed Gentrification

Charleston City Paper | October 6, 2011
I have received some requests to respond to Dwayne Green's article "Planning for the Post-Riley Future: Should mayoral candidates focus on this election or the next one?" In it, Dwayne asserts that Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr.'s opponents are spending their energy in vain because there is no way Riley can lose the upcoming election. According to Dwayne, Riley's opponents should "start thinking about a palatable vision that will take hold once the incumbent leaves office." I agree with Dwayne on some points and disagree on a few.

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