On a recent visit to Everett Middle School in San Francisco’s central Mission District, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan hosted a round-table discussion with students, asking them about issues in their neighborhood.
According to SF Weekly, one student had a shocking — but perhaps, telling answer: white people.
“The Mission District, around here, has changed a lot because there’s a lot of white people taking over the Mission,” said a 12-year old, when asked by her principal what’s changed in the surrounding area. “I used to always see Latinos in the Mission — and, yeah.
“People are moving out of the Mission because it’s getting more expensive, since so many more white people are moving to San Francisco,” the girl continued. “And that’s why it’s harder to get to school and black people are moving out.”