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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/09/2012

Visualizing the segregation of D.C.’s housing (#DMVReads)

Despite increased diversity in neighborhoods like Bloomingdale,much of D.C. remains racially segregated. (Matt McClain - THE WASHINGTON POST)
D.C.’s changing demographics, and their subsequent effect on the city’s traditionally ethnic neighborhoods have been the source of much discussion and debate. However, while the District may be growing more diverse than ever, City Desk notes how residentially segregated the city remains.

“The persistence of black-white residential segregation reflects the nation’s inability to fully overcome the legacy of slavery, and it negatively affects education attainment, race relations, and productivity.”

Read more and view a graphic demonstrating the extent of housing segregation in D.C. on City Desk.

(#DMVReads compiles the day’s best local blog posts. To share your favorite local story, tweet at us using the hashtag #DMVReads.)

By Andy Smith  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/09/2012

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