Gratitude is deep-seated in indigenous culture and a tragic history of events hasn’t changed that. “We can try to make thanksgiving everyday,” says American Indian Studies professor Deborah Sanchez.
Long Beach has the largest concentration of Cambodians outside of Cambodia. As the community seeks to improve their neighborhood, many recognize that revitalization without displacement is a balancing act.
When it comes to gentrification and the LGBTQ community, there seems to be two conversations — how so-called “gayborhoods” invite gentrification and how gentrification threatens gayborhoods’ existence.