Blacks' Majority in D.C. Slipping -

Blacks' Majority in D.C. Slipping -

There are 4 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 12, 2007, titled Blacks' Majority in D.C. Slipping -. In it, Newsday reports that:

Much has changed since Ben's Chili Bowl opened nearly 50 years ago on a bustling strip known as America's Black Broadway for its thriving black-owned shops and theaters.

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DB Standard

United States

#1 Sep 12, 2007
"Sometimes you look around and wonder,'Where are all the black people?'" said Virginia Ali....
"you lose the closeness of an ethnic community."
What a racist. Substitute "white" for "black" and it is an attitude any KKK Grand Dragon would be proud of.
Festering Boil

Frisco, TX

#2 Sep 12, 2007
DB Standard wrote:
"Sometimes you look around and wonder,'Where are all the black people?'" said Virginia Ali....
"you lose the closeness of an ethnic community."
What a racist. Substitute "white" for "black" and it is an attitude any KKK Grand Dragon would be proud of.
What, is it "Black Flight"? Why aren't the blacks who left the area being told they are racist because they choose to leave?

Funny how racism only goes one way in this country.
schooling these fools

Washington, DC

#3 Sep 12, 2007
1) blacks have not chosen to leave. economic forces are forcing black people out. if you knew anything of history you'd know white flight was due to one thing, racism. whites didn't want to live with, and have their children schooled with blacks.
2) there's no such thing as black flight. school funding is tied to home prices. home prices are tied to race. nobody runs from that. again, they're being squeezed out.
3) for some time Ben's Chili Bowl has been an institution in what was a mostly black DC, refusing to close during the riots of the 60s. They're not angry about their new customers, they just APPRECIATE the community responsible for their longevity. It's most likely a place YOU would be uncomfortable eating at night.
DB Standard

United States

#4 Sep 12, 2007
schooling these fools wrote:
1).....white flight was due to one thing, racism.
OOOH RACISM. Maybe they just wanted "the closeness of an ethnic community."

And then also maybe not the crack cocaine and the black gangsta lifestyle so popular with YOU.

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