On August 14, 2021, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, How the region’s racial and ethnic demographics have changed since 1970, was cited by the Washington Post:
White people, who didn’t face labor market discrimination or the legacy of slavery, got there first. But plenty of Black people wanted houses with yards and disliked crime, too. As the Civil Rights Act increased economic opportunity, D.C.’s Black population peaked in 1970 at 537,712, then began declining. Decades before any significant increase in the city’s White population, nearby Prince George’s County became the wealthiest Black-majority county in the nation.