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  • Gentrification Essay

    What is Gentrification? Gentrification can have a negative connotation and is often compared to white flight, it also can be seen as a race issue. Whereas, a Caucasian population will take over poverty stricken mixed-race neighborhoods and revitalize them with their newly brought in businesses. Alex Schafran writes in the Berkeley Planning Journal, “residents of gentrifying neighborhoods have been "displaced" from the literature on the subject. [They] are so busy trying to define it, quantify it, stop it, etc. that [they] have a tendency to lose sight of the human side of the discussion” (2007, p.42). But isn’t there more to it than just that? Actually, Gentrification has more to do with the socioeconomic of new residents, and not race, although there is a correlation (Darity, 1983). The makeup of gentrification is more complex than a standard definition and it takes into account more then we may realize such as: Demographics Real Estate Markets Land Use Culture and Character What are the opposing views: Like most complex views, there are a lot of opinions that circulate around the meaning of gentrification, of course each side has their bias, but let’s review two common arguments for and against gentrification. Those who are against gentrification often argue that gentrification is a form of neo-colonialism (Brown-Saracino, 2010, p. 52). They suggest that the migration of people of a higher economic status displaces poorer residents. They also will expand on their…

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  • Halbwachs Collective Memory Analysis

    Preface: Historical preservation has been mostly understood by the means of preserving the physical artifact. However, in an urban context, what makes artifacts’ character “distinctive” and “definitive” is not only their physicality but also their memory. To this end, Also Rossi’s argues for “the soul of the city” as the city’s history, its memory. Although we all travel backward in time through memory, history and memory should be distinguished totally from each other, the former belongs to a…

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  • Domestic Issues In The 1970s

    First, racist policies such as redlining made it easy for white, middle to upper class families to move to the suburbs and separate from African American and Latino populations. According to the article “How Redlining Led to Rioting”, “white society” is the idea that the government makes racist laws that ensures African Americans and white Americans would have separate communities and spheres of life. Redlining is the process of denying services to a specific demographic either directly or…

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  • Greg Mankiw Wealth Inequality Essay

    Redlining referred to lenders who refused to lend money or extend credit to borrowers in certain areas of a town, usually because those areas were viewed as more dangerous and thus a higher insurance liability. These have historically been predominantly non-white communities littered with crime, which benefit from little tax money for things like reputable schools and good local maintenance. Although redlining is not actively done today, the effects remain. In 2011, the average white household’s…

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  • Essay On Racial Discrimination In Education

    are real. Racial minorities typically find themselves struggling to wade through racism weaved into our political and social institutions. Institutionalized discrimination can take place in the accumulation of wealth, the legal system, and education. These institutionalized forms of racism result in social and economic inequities that people of color consistently have to face. With the institutionalization of racism, we find a new form of segregation. One not established by law or policies, but…

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  • Civil Rights Movement: Racial Equality In The United States

    Prior to the Civil Rights Movement, life in America for African Americans was harsh. On paper, it seemed as if they were equal when in reality they were very much as segregated as they were during the founding times of the United States and just as unequal. Following the Civil Rights Movement, times appear to have changed for the better. However, have we truly reached racial equality in the country? In society? In our hearts? In numerous ways, the Civil Rights Movement has brought substantial…

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  • The American Dream In Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between The World And Me

    Americans could be denied housing. Yet, in today’s society many African Americans say they still face Redlining in some way, shape, or form. In a Washington Post article, they wrote about Redlining today, and here is what they found: This week the Department of Housing and Urban Development settled with the largest bank headquartered in Wisconsin over claims that it discriminated from 2008-2010 against black and Hispanic borrowers in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota. The bank, Associated…

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  • Fair Lending Case Summary

    Prior to the 1970s, discriminatory lending practices became hidden produces in central cities across the nation. The origins of fair lending litigation can be traced back to a 1976 redlining case in Oakley, Cincinnati. It was not until 1968, when the Fair Housing Act and other federal provisions regarding discrimination became law binding. A precedent regarding the application and interpretation of the anti-discrimination provisions was waiting to be set for local neighborhoods in the United…

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  • Arguments Against Racial Segregation

    has the predominant choice over where they can live and who they want in their neighborhood is shown every day in the covert practices that prevent minorities from moving into the suburbs, therefore keeping it homogenous-mostly White- and affluent (Seitles). It is difficult to ascertain what living situation Blacks would want, because it is impossible to say that forced segregation does not influence their decision making, therefore, there is no real choice available (Myrdal 620-621).…

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  • Murray V. Maryland: US Supreme Court Case

    impoverished then they already were. Additionally, if the charter schools are taking all the “talented students” who are more dedicated to school, who also happen to test better the public school are going to fall into even more disrepair. If the funding is being taken away from the schools how can they be asked to succeed if all their money has been removed — with what can they succeed — dreams? Redlining a widely used practice in the 1950’s to keep certain communities out of specific housing…

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