The Historically Black Neighborhood Act

Tz
8 min readApr 2, 2021

I. Summary Statement

· If this initiative is passed, it will help stop the gentrification of predominantly Black neighborhoods in D.C. by preserving them as historically Black neighborhoods.

· Currently, DC government officials and developers who are not from these proposed historically Black neighborhoods, control the real estate development within these neighborhoods. This initiative would allow the Black residents of these proposed historically Black neighborhoods to vote and decide on all matters regarding the real estate development within their neighborhoods, without the DC government overriding their decisions.

· The legislative text of this initiative will prove that historically Black neighborhoods are a basic human right.

II. Legislative Text

A. The Historically Black Neighborhood Act Is NOT Segregation

B. The Historically Black Neighborhood Act Is Life Or Death

C. The Historically Black Neighborhood Act Is A Basic Human Right

D. How Will These Historically Black Neighborhoods Operate?

The Historically Black Neighborhood Act Is NOT Segregation

Unlike segregation, non-African Americans living in one of these historically Black neighborhoods would not be forced to ride the back of the bus. They would not be denied the right to eat at a restaurant in our neighborhoods. They would not have to drink out of a…

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