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What Will Happen When Harlem Becomes White?

People blow whistles to protest the New York Police Department policy of 'stop-and-frisk' on September 13, 2012 in the Harlem
People blow whistles to protest the New York Police Department policy of 'stop-and-frisk' on September 13, 2012 in the Harlem section of New York. Groups gathered around New York City to “blow the whistle” on a policy they say is unconstitutional, illegal and harrases mostly young black and Latino males. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Harlem is gentrifying.

Get off at 125th street’s A subway and walk south. As you go, you will spot luxury condominiums in between brownstones and walk-ups. If you want to, you can stop off at a designer flower store or a hat boutique. On your walk, you will almost certainly spot more than a few white, middle-class-looking faces – something that would have been inconceivable 20 years ago.

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