Claire Cook is administrative organizer with ONE DC. She conducts outreach to longtime, low-income D.C. residents of color to join the ONE DC People's Platform and the Black Workers Center. She also expands ONE DC's online voice through management of its database, website, social media, newsletter, and communications. She holds a master's degree in sociology from The George Washington University, where she wrote her thesis on new-build gentrification in Washington, D.C. She is originally from rural Maine.
To longtime residents of D.C., the findings presented in Derek Hyra’s Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City—that gentrifying neighborhoods’ racial and economic diversity does not translate into integration—is likely not surprising.