DC’s Double Standard: Local Politics and Corruption Scandals


The Washington Post and the US Attorney for DC are selective in who they go after. Local officials and candidates supported by African Americans disproportionately find themselves in the cross-hairs. Meanwhile more problematic instances of potential misuse of public funds go ignored when carried out by the Post’s allies (like Councilman Jack Evans). Well-intentioned activists may inadvertently legitimize this double standard by using the Post’s/US Attorney’s line of attack to further their own causes (i.e. Mayor Gray supports Walmart = Gray’s corrupt.) In this class we will critically look at DC corruption scandals and discuss how that impacts our work.

When: July 30th, 2014

Where: 1233 12th st. NW, Washington, DC 20005

Time: 7 to 9 pm


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