Video: Detroit's Gentrification -- 'I Don't Want to Make It a Race Thing, But it Is'

August 06, 2019, 4:32 PM

Charles Boles (Photo: Business Insider video)

Longtime jazz pianist Charles Boles, 86, who over the years played with the likes of B.B. King and Etta James, is a lifetime Detroiter.

He has lived in the Jeffersonian Apartments for 12 years, but says that a new owner recently took over and rent hikes are on the way. In a video by Business Insider on gentrification in Detroit, he says:

"It's the relocation of all the older citizens. I don't want to make it a race thing, but it is." 

Business Insider also talks to a Cass Corridor resident worried about being pushed out, and to Mayor Mike Duggan.  

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