The Shaw District: Gentrification in the Heart of D.C.

The Shaw area was once known throughout Washington D.C. as a place where gang violence and drug deals took place; however, the neighborhood has seen a remarkable reversal. After years of progress and change, the Shaw district has become a center point for revitalization. However, the residents of the area must ask themselves if this […]

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Commonplace Entry 7

“[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation.” (205) The concept behind Fleming’s quote is that our school systems are not teaching America’s kids the true […]

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Annotated Bibliography 10

10. Argument: Mann, Pleasant. “Kennedy Recreation Center Helps Shaw Shine.” MidCityDCNews, Capital Community News, www.capitalcommunitynews.com/kennedy-recreation-center-helps-shaw-shine. This source is talking about how impactful the new Recreation Center has been in the area of Shaw and why it is important that the behaviors that are being learned there continue to occur throughout the current and next generation […]

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Annotated Bibliography 9

9. Exhibit: “Cooperative Play Program – Kennedy Recreation Center.” Department of Parks and Recreation, DC.GOV, 9 Sept. 2013, dpr.dc.gov/event/cooperative-play-program-kennedy-recreation-center. This source outlines the program that is taking place at the Kennedy Recreation Center. The Cooperative Play Program was designed to teach young children the necessary tools to adequately prepare them for grade school so that […]

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Annotated Bibliography 8

8. Background: Emery, Colby. “Gang Violence.” Gang Violence, 1997, www.wright-house.com/ac/papers97/Emery-gangs.html. This source outlines the old gangs that used to run the streets in DC in the 1970s and 1980s. I picked this source because it discusses the specific gangs that existed in throughout the city including the gang the controlled the O Street area. The […]

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