The Great Replacement: Washington, DC | American Renaissance

April 06, 2020
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On April 6, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Goodbye to Chocolate City, was cited by American Renaissance:

By the time he died, Marion Barry was a relic, because after 2000, the city began gentrifying. Whites returned. Crime dropped. Property values rose. Journalists, of course, mourned:

  • “D.C., Long ‘Chocolate City,’ Becoming More Vanilla,” NPR, February 15, 2011
  • “A Population Changes, Uneasily,” by Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times, July 17, 2011
  • “From Chocolate City to Latte City: Being black in the new D.C.,” by Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, October 15, 2015
  • Goodbye to Chocolate City,” by David Rusk, DC Policy Center, July 20, 2017

Read more: The Great Replacement: Washington, DC | American Renaissance

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

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