A Striking Demographic Shift in D.C.

The eastern Capital Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. was 87% black in 2000: new Census figures show the black population is now only 44% and 47% white. The Wall St. Journal talks to people in this changing community.

The neighborhood used to be home to former mayor Marion Barry:

"The evolution of Barry's old block is the story of Washington's transformation from a city that was overwhelmingly black to one in which blacks are barely a majority.

Few neighborhoods have been more at the center of that seismic shift than the streets surrounding the 1200 block of E Street NE, where newcomers and old-timers marvel at and grapple with their ever-changing landscape."

Full Story: Marion Barry’s old block: a D.C. neighborhood’s racial evolution

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