MWWI&R: Race, Class, and Politics in the Capuccino City

Derek Hyra, Ph.D., Associate Professor Public Administration and Policy American University

Left: book cover of Race, Class and Politics in the Cappuccino City. Right: Derek Hyra

Derek Hyra spoke about his new book Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City. At the core of the book is the phrase “cappuccino city,” which refers to previously low-income, minority neighborhoods that are experiencing major demographic shifts caused by the influx of mid-to-upper income, white millennials. It’s happening in the Bronx in New York City, in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, and in the Shaw area of Washington, D.C.