The Trotter Review is a journal that addresses current Black studies, race, and race relations in the United States and abroad. Published by the William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Review has a special focus on Boston and Massachusetts, but its content extends beyond the city and state.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete description of the Trotter Review.

Current Issue: Volume 23, Issue 1 (2016) A Place in the Neighborhood: Pushed Out, Pushing Back

In this issue of the Trotter Review, we explore gentrification and its alternate, dispossession, through the lens of housing policy focused on increasing opportunity; as a strategy of neighborhood displacement; as possible collusion between developers, politicians, and members of an African heritage leadership class eager to keep their pockets jingling with gold; and as local examples of ouster and remake of a neighborhood to suit the tastes of a more moneyed population with a creamier complexion.

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Book Review

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Kenneth J. Cooper
Director, Trotter Institute
Barbara Lewis