Should D.C. be a State?

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2020

Since the killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, high racial tensions have driven enfranchisement efforts for minorities especially in the Washington D.C. area, which is 46% Black or African American as of July 2019.

On Friday, June 26th, 2020 the House passed a bill to make Washington D.C. the 51st state, which represents the first time a bill of this nature has passed either chamber. If successful, D.C. would be granted one representative in the House and 2 in the Senate. Is this...

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