Readers React: ‘Gentrification’ is a euphemism for market cruelty
To the editor: If I see the word “gentrification” again in print, I might go postal. What a lovely euphemism for throwing hard-working “American dream” followers out onto the street. (“Developer’s offer doesn’t add up for mobile home holdouts,” Nov. 28)
What does life matter? Nothing compared to the market price. Don’t worry about terrorists or bombs — gentrification is killing off the older generations, one $3,000-a-month apartment at a time.
Barbara Schiffler, Encinitas, Calif.
To the editor: While reading today’s insightful column by Sandy Banks about Ischar Zuker, a man who is holding out against developers for a fair price for his mobile home, I am once again grateful for Banks and her ability to bring another slice-of-Los Angeles-life story to our attention.
Elisabeth Bernhart-Chatfelter, Lancaster
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