Why whites are moving into a majority-black Maryland county
Census estimates show that the number of nonHispanic whites in Prince George's County, Maryland, rose 2.4 percent between April 2010 and July 2011—a surprising trend in an 871,000-person jurisdiction where African-Americans have predominated in recent decades. Among the reasons, suggests The Washington Post: Young adults are more open to racial diversity, more interested than their elders in using public transit, and more enthuastic about places where they can walk to shops, restaurants, and services. The Metro rail system, which has 15 stations in Prince George's, appears to be a lure for young families, many of them white.
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