The Gentrified

My good friend Neil Drumming, who has guest-blogged here before, did the following short with Gbenga Akkinagbe (Chris from The Wire) and Sofia Regan. I feel like I've seen this dude like 100 times. Often he isn't black. Apparently on the Lower East Side they're putting up "Locals Only" signs to scare off hipsters and yuppies. I'm almost certain that those sign are actually the work of hipsters, and possibly yuppies. (What are yuppies but yesterday's hipsters?) No one else has that kind of time.


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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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