John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

A city divided

I'm here at the L'Enfant Plaza Metrorail station, waiting for the yellow line train that will take me to the airport, but I can tell that the next train to arrive will be a green line train. I'm ashamed to say how I know, but it's a fact of life here in Washington DC. If there are more whites than blacks waiting on the platform, the next train will be yellow, bound for the majority white Virginia suburbs. If there are more blacks than white, the next train will definitely be green, headed into southeast DC and PG County, both majority black. It's sad that in 2003, the racial lines in Washington DC remain so starkly drawn, and sadder that I can't imagine this changing in my lifetime.

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