1. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson on the splintering of African-American communities in the U.S.: "There have always been class  distinctions in the black community but what I believe  we’ve seen is an increasing distance between two large groups, which I  identify as the Mainstream and the Abandoned." View in High-Res

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson on the splintering of African-American communities in the U.S.: "There have always been class distinctions in the black community but what I believe we’ve seen is an increasing distance between two large groups, which I identify as the Mainstream and the Abandoned."

  2. eugene robinson

    disintegration

    black america

    terry gross

    npr

    fresh air

  1. In 1942, Washington,  D.C.’s U Street neighborhood was a cultural center  for the city’s African-American community.  Today, gentrification has  pushed many longtime black residents out. Tomorrow, we discuss how black America has changed since the Civil Rights era with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. He says black America is now divided into four groups: 1) the abandoned poor 2) the mainstream middle class 3) the wealthy and powerful and 4) immigrants and people of mixed race. View in High-Res

    In 1942, Washington, D.C.’s U Street neighborhood was a cultural center for the city’s African-American community.  Today, gentrification has pushed many longtime black residents out. Tomorrow, we discuss how black America has changed since the Civil Rights era with Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. He says black America is now divided into four groups: 1) the abandoned poor 2) the mainstream middle class 3) the wealthy and powerful and 4) immigrants and people of mixed race.

  2. eugene robinson

    disintegration: the splintering of black america

    washington post