Frank Rich On Segregated D.C.
January 18, 2009
Frank Rich has a great column in today’s NY Times about growing up in a racially segregated Washington, and how much (and in some cases how little) things have changed over the years. It’s a powerful piece, and we should stop to remember how things really were so recently in the past as we’re about to inaugurate the nation’s first black president.
Also take a look at this McClatchy article on segregation in D.C. Truly amazing. D.C. became the nation’s first majority-black city in 1957 and was segregated and controlled politically by a handful of Southern whites who were often racists or even member of the Klan.