The county defies the Washington area’s trend toward neighborhoods of greater diversity, with the number of Prince George’s neighborhoods where more than 85 percent of residents are the same race or ethnicity inching up.
Troy McFarland sits in class with his daughter, TaKaya, 8, during Men Make a Difference Day at Melwood Elementary School in Upper Marlboro. In the background, from left, are Sallaimatu Jalloh, Simone Humphrey and Kaelan Poorman. McFarland and his wife, LaShonda, said Anne Arundel and Calvert counties were on their initial list of where to move, but they picked Prince George's in part because it was where their children "could see African Americans at their best," LaShonda said. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post Buy Photo