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This Week On Metro Connection: Race And Ethnicity

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We focus this week on a topic we tend to tiptoe around -- race and ethnicity. We'll explore how color, culture and our perceptions of each other are entwined with Washington's past, present, and future. We'll go back to the 1850s, when a group of former slaves and free African Americans founded their own school in the nation's capital. We'll examine why one particular minority group is disproportionately involved in pedestrian deaths in the suburbs. And we'll visit a bustling Latino neighborhood in Northern Virginia...and find out why its future is so uncertain.

[Music: "Every Little Bit Hurts" by John Davis from Title Tracks]

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