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Dream City: Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C.
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I generally agree that not everything is racially motivated, but it's pretty well documented that this is, or at least was, historically.
Dream City is a good book about the history of DC. Part of the reason there is such a large Black population is that a lot of freed slaves moved there after the Civil War. In later years, Congress, which is effectively charged with governing the District, and of course included representatives and Senators from former Confederate states, definitely considered that when deciding whether DC should be able to manage its own affairs. DC wasn't granted Home Rule and its own city government until 1973.
⬐ MathCodeLoveWow thanks! I did some quick googling and it seems there is something to it historically. Though how much of a role (if any) racial division currently plays as opposed to economic and other political motivation is unclear. I'm not inclined to read heavily politicized novels by a single author, typically they're too partisan and don't present things without bias, but I am open to learning more from less bias sources and it does seem that at least in DC's earlier years it as a factor.⬐ imgabeI don't know if you googled Dream City and came up with something else, but it's not a novel. It's a nonfiction history book written by two DC journalists.⬐ MathCodeLoveTIL Novel only refers to fictional books. I've gone my whole life just believing it was determined by length and nothing else.
Regardless, the same holds. 'Non-fiction' can still come with heavy biases, especially on politically sensitive topics.⬐ monkey_monkeyI think this thread says everything about your entrenched position.
But hey, today at least you learned what a common English word means.