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Saturday, August 14, 2004

Whiter Shade Of Pale

Interesting article about the "bleaching" of District of Columbia juries.

If the changes observed in jury trials are as dramatic as the City Paper suggests, than it's unfortunate that the racial divide is so great, even in Washington, a city where a large of number of white residents in particular are committed enough to urban living that they don't let themselves be bothered by the fact that they live in a city where they're the minority. (By this I mean that much of DC's white population moved there from somewhere else; compare this with Baltimore or Philadelphia.)

The City Paper is known, however, to exaggerate on issues like this one.


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