Morning Digest: She wants the D, destruction of the patriarchy
Today is another rainy day with a muggy high of 90. Check out the Flash Flood Warning here.
To masticate today:
- Vanilla City: 2012 census statistics show D.C. is becoming increasingly younger and whiter. In the 1970s, blacks accounted for 7 out of every 10 citizens, happy to say they resided in “Chocolate City.” Now the black population constitutes 48.6 percent of the population, with white adults far outpacing their growth.
- Don’t tread on me: A man fixed his Jeep so that it drove itself into a White House Secret Service guard booth, damaging a light post, bike rack and security bollard. This $1,000 of damage was inflicted 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The perpetrator was caught on his bike shortly thereafter, telling authorities he wished to spray paint a ‘don’t tread on me’ snake close by.
What to look out for:
- D.C.’s Ferris Buellers: 13 of D.C.’s public schools are closing, leaving 2,168 students to relocate. To date, however, 86 percent of those students have not re-enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year. DCPS projected that at least 55 percent would have re-entered the system by June. No estimates exist for students deserting for private or charter schools.
- The fall of the patriarchy: Census data indicates that D.C. has the highest percentage of woman over any of the 50 states, weighing in at 52.3 percent. The Washington Area Women’s Foundation attributes this impressive statistic to vast job opportunities for women with college degrees as well as the appeal of federal employment for women.