Middle Schooler Tells Obama Cabinet Member That “White People Are Taking Over The Mission”

Everett Middle School, on Church Street in the Mission District, is one of the city's most-improved public schools. It's also a hotbed of realness.

The latter was on display Tuesday during a visit to the school by Shaun Donovan, Barack Obama's secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

At the behest of Donovan and school Principal Lena Van Haren, a table-full of students were asked to opine on their likes and dislikes. You know, the usual. Muni was trod upon, of course, but then it got a little real — a young Mission District native was asked what changed the neighborhood.

Her honest answer: white people.

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