Thoughts and photos from the gilded ghetto | Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, by Derek Hyra

The book has been widely discussed in other places, with rich and passionate conversation, some on the hostile side directed at the author. It’s about the conversion of this part of Washington, DC to a “gilded ghetto,” which attracts people of different backgrounds to a very deprived place that’s “Black Branded.”

I’m in this place and have met some of the scholars (see: Dog Parks & Coffee Shops + Leadership Networks doing work here) and respect what they are teaching.

What I’d like to add to this work are some images from this most important learning lab in our nation today.