Your Neighbor’s Hood Podcast

Ep 54: Excuse me, where can I buy white privilege?

June 25, 2019

When self-proclaimed gentrifier John Raymond Mireles decided to use the fence of his Logan Heights home (a neighborhood in the San Diego area) as a canvas, he knew he had to do create with intent. His work sparked conversation and connection from Nebraska to New York, but it didn't stop there. John continues to use his public art displays to invite people of all walks of life to get closer to civility and empathy as well as the hard truths in American history preventing us from exercising both. In this episode, John chops it up about his own history and path to social justice through public art and why he decided to provide non-white people with the opportunity to buy white privilege.  


Navigate the pod:

What's good- 1:15

Convo with John- 4:50

From the pod:

How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood