Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography and University Honors
Portland, Oregon has long held the reputation of being a quirky, artistic, mid-size American city for the ecologically friendly and progressively minded. What is less well-known is that Portland has a long history of segregation, racial violence, and public policy that is often viewed as hostile by the Black residents, especially the Albina neighborhoods of North and inner-Northeast Portland. Since Dr. Gibson published Bleeding Albina: A History of Community Disinvestment in 2007, terms such as gentrification, redlining and restrictive racial covenants have become more common in academic and social parlance concerning Portland. In this thesis, we will explore how gentrification theory helps to explain the racialization of space in Portland’s Albina neighborhoods.
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Burkett, Red, "Racialized Space: Historical, Economic, and Social Factors Contributing to the Gentrification of North & Northeast Portland’s Albina Neighborhoods" (2021). University Honors Theses. Paper 1123.