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On-air on WNYC--gentrification and the black vote in NYC

Monday, December 05, 2011 - 03:25 PM

I got the chance to appear on WNYC today talking about my piece on the decline in the black population in New York City and how it's playing out in the 11th Congressional District as we move through the redistricting process.

Not everyone agrees with my analysis. Over at Room Eight, one of the first real New York political blogs, the blogger Gatemouth took me to task for what he saw was misleading stats in my post. I responded to his critique, pointing out that he really didn't disagree with my stats or my ultimate analysis, just the diagnosis--gentrification--of why the Voting Rights Act-protected11th was increasingly less black.

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