The moment we’ve all been dreading has arrived. Compton is gentrifying!
CBS Los Angeles recently shared a clip calling the famous neighborhood “the new trendy city to make a buy.” Homes are reportedly going for less than $400,000.
The clip spread quickly across social media and, of course, Twitter did not hold back.
The largely Black and Latino community has a cultural history that’s been made famous by its residents and celebrities who hail from the city.
Compton was recently notably immortalized in Straight Outta Compton, which followed the formative years of iconic hip hop group NWA. Some episodes of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air were filmed in the city. And, historical landmarks like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial and Woodlawn Cemetery are located in Compton.
Numerous celebrities and cultural figures hail from Compton as well. Aja Brown is the city’s current and youngest mayor. Kimberly Anyadike, the youngest Black woman to complete a transcontinental flight across the United States, hails from the city and so do stars like Ava DuVernay, Kendrick Lamar, and Niecy Nash.
Only time will tell if those notable and familiar places will be replaced with “trendy” things. But we hope the culture is preserved, somehow.