By Joelle Novey | March 27
The comments from D.C. Council member Trayon White (D-Ward 8) this month and his subsequent apology have opened some important conversations in our city about the enduring prevalence of both anti-Semitism and racism.
But that incident hasn’t started another critical conversation — one about the real causes and consequences of a damaged climate here in the District.
The episode began when White, from his car, had an experience of weird weather that is increasingly common for anyone who lives in the District. He couldn’t believe that, in March, “it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning.” Read More