D.C. February 25, 2017
9 Stereotypes About Washington DC That Need To Be Put To Rest Right Now
It’s time to set the record straight. Many people who don’t live in DC have many thoughts and opinions on our district and there are some we want to address. DC might not be the easiest place to live in the world but it’s a spectacular city. Here are 9 stereotypes that are just not true.
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1. Not everyone works for the government or as a lobbyist.
2. It’s not really as violent as TV shows like to claim.
3. Not everyone is power hungry either.
DC does attract some of the smartest and most driven people in the world. They are also some of the kindest.
4. It’s all work and no play.
We are not afraid to work hard but we’re not afraid to play hard either. DC is home to public dance parties, kickball leagues, happy hour specials and plenty of opportunities to have fun.
5. That we’re out of touch with America.
Too often people confused DC with the government, when in fact they are not the same. The residents of DC often come from all over the country and have a unique understanding of the entire country.
6. That we’re rude or snobby.
Sometimes people in DC are busy. Sometimes we’re focused on something else but we are always willing to help out, give directions or be there for one another.
7. That we’re not fashionable.
We are much more than pants suits and workwear in DC. Take a look around the streets and you will see a vibrant fashionable city.
8. That we’re not a real city.
DC is unique. It's not technically a state. It’s a federal district. However, we have a Mayor and City Council and those who live here consider it a city.
9. That we’re all locals.
In fact, very few people are actually from Washington DC. Most are transplants.
Do you agree that it’s time to put these stereotypes to rest? Did we list the stereotype you hate?