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Coffee shop under fire for 'happily gentrifying' Denver

A Colorado coffee shop is under fire for an advertising sign that read "Happily gentrifying the neighborhood since 2014." Hundreds of local residents organized a boycott against Ink! Coffee for flaunting its racial privilege in "gleefully colonizing" Denver's largely black Five Points district. Owner Keith Herbert apologized, but the store was vandalized twice this week and new protests were scheduled.