Dear Gentrifiers: Stop putting your restaurants in historically black neighborhoods if you can’t respect the culture | EATER

July 30, 2019
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On July 30, 2019, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Goodbye to Chocolate City, was cited by EATER:

Over countless happy hours, brunches, and love affairs with men who almost always attended Howard University, I became something of an adult in the five years I spent living in what was then lovingly known as Chocolate City. It was commonplace for black Hill staffers, lobbyists, and power brokers to gather in the dimly lit belly of Stan’s Restaurant on Friday nights to order strong cocktails and eat fried chicken wings — drenched in mambo sauce — far from the gaze of their white coworkers (lest the stereotype be confirmed).

Read more: Dear Gentrifiers Stop putting your restaurants in historically black neighborhoods if you can’t respect the culture | EATER

Related: Goodbye to Chocolate City | D.C. Policy Center

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