Race in Community
An examination of the culture and racial diversity of Washington, D.C. and the Maryland area.
# 75326 | 1,847 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 11, 2006 in African-American Studies (Racism) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Political Science (State and Local Politics)
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The paper takes an in-depth look into the cultural structure of Washington D.C. and the Maryland area. The writer shows how despite the apparent racial diversity and cultural richness of these two areas, there is still a large element of racial tension and conflict. The paper details the prevalence of African-Americans in the local government, and how even though the community is represented, there is still discrimination against them by the law enforcement agencies and other organizations.
From the Paper:"In 1974, Walter Washington became the first African American elected mayor of the District, followed by another African American, Marion Barry in 1978, who was arrested for illegal drug use in an Federal Bureau of Investigation sting operation in 1990 and served six month in jail (Washington). His successor was Sharon Pratt Kelly, the first African American woman to lead a city of this size and importance in the United States (Washington)."
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