The Urban Trail: It’s time to use zoning, regulatory tools to create more equitable neighborhoods | Washington Business Journal

August 20, 2020
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On August 20, 2020, the D.C. Policy Center’s work and map were cited by the Washington Business Journal:

While many today are not aware of the racist roots of these policies, and would strongly oppose perpetuating racial inequity, the results are hard to argue: Our region and many others remain as segregated now as they were in 1970. According to the D.C. Policy Center, while no longer a majority Black city, D.C. remains highly segregated, ranking 72 on a segregation index in 1970 and 70 in 2015. While formally Black neighborhoods are being gentrified, Rothstein argues the larger problem is the inability of people of color and lower-income families to penetrate white neighborhoods.

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