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Gentrification Anecdotes

A resident of Capitol Hill wrote up his firsthand view of watching the demographics of DC change before his eyes. It involves a mixed-race hipster couple and Kwame Brown, to name two of the characters that make an appearance. The author writes: "I’ve heard a lot of talk in D.C. of late about the worsening “racial divide” in the city. The divide is real, which is why locals refer to the city’s northwest quadrant as “North White.” But much of the current talk reflects the fact that D.C.’s scandal-ridden, largely African-American political elite is scared out of its wits by the 2010 census." [CityJournal]