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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Segregation in Washington D.C. in 1940 and 2015 Of the 43 full-service stores in Washington D.C. 2 are located in Ward 4, 4 are located in Ward 7, and 3 in Ward 8. DC's highest income Ward has 11 stores.African Americans in Washington do not have access to quality food in these stores and many must travel long distances to find quality food. An integrated classroom at Anacostia High School in 1957 Schools in Washington were segregated since the Civil War. African American schoolsremained over crowded, underfunded, and had less qualified teachers whileWhite schools were largely half-empty and well funded. Along with segregation in schools,public facilities (recreational centersand public parks) and housing covenants were also segregated. Living conditions and limited city services also strained African Americans. Segregation in public schools 1940's 2010's Schools in Washington have the largest achievement gap between Black and White students due to income disparity. In 2011 the graduation rate of Black students in DC was 59% down from 79%in2010. Students in White schools were much higher. Segregation in public facilities and neighborhood amenities Blacks were not allowed to settlein White neigborhoods and were limited to certain housing. Living conditions for Blacks worsened as they were cut off from the city. Segregation in neigborhoods Neighborhoods in blue are currently experiencing some form of gentrification The same neighborhoods where Blacks were only allowed to settle are the sameneighborhoods that are experiencing gentrification.For ex. DC's Navy Yard neighborhood was 95% African American in 2000, in 2010 it was 31% Black.Most neigborhoods are experiencing a 25% drop in Black residents. African Americans are leaving DC more than ever as gentrification takes place and rents rise drastically 59%
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