"In 2011, as the economy of Washington DC was booming, its black population slipped below 50%. This is the 'capital dilemma' explored in this fascinating book. Astute analysis, lively writing and deep concern for human survival characterize this superb set of essays.... This is a terrific book and students of history, American cities, race relations and economic development will all find it a great asset."
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Columbia University
"By pealing back the many interdependent layers,
Capital Dilemma reports out the essentials of a city's evolution from a political creation to a dynamic, livable, multi-faceted city. Students of urban development, social change and political reform at all levels will find
Capital Dilemma an intellectually enriching and important addition to the literature."
Stephen S. Fuller, George Mason University