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Searching for Whitopia by Rich Benjamin
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Feb 11, 2011

it was ok

The author, an African American man, spends some time living in some of the whitest areas in America. Descriptions of individual people he meets, dinner parties he hosts, etc. are mostly generous, even-handed, and sometimes interesting. Analyses of and lamentations about the overall phenomenon of white flight are mostly predictable and familiar if you've followed this issue at all in recent decades.

He went to Churchill HS and grew up in Potomac, and his description of getting lost trying to find an exurb in northern Virginia was funny to me as a fellow montgomery county, MD native, though his attempt to generalize it as nobody really having a sense of place anymore seemed like overkill.

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