Eisenbrey: Racial Segregation In America

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Eisenbrey explained that deindustrialization and racial segregation are big things that affected inner cities. He explained how black people were excluded from a lot of things such as being left out of the great expansion, how they weren't able to get mortgages, and were kept out of suburbs. Tanner then goes on to explain how he thinks that the flight of the white people also affected this too. The white middle-class individuals would flee to the suburbs causing the taxes to be lower, the schools to be better, and the crime to be lower. They both hit many points on the schools they have in Baltimore. When the white people had fled, they left the black people with what was left of these schools, which was almost nothing. Tanner believed that…show more content…
A bit earlier in the interview, Tanner explained how not many people who do work minimum wage jobs are even single mothers providing for families. Later on, a caller went on to prove that she herself was a single mother that provided for her children working off a minimum wage job. She also mentioned the fact that she was able to live in a very affluent neighborhood as well as get her kids into very affluent schools. Her kids were able to go to college, and graduate with degrees. While her kids were in school, she was even able to get a degree herself. The minimum wage job she had was not able to provide her with much for her family so she still had to rely on a safety net from the government to put food on the table. In Sharkey's text, he explains how after World War 2, "...the flow of African Americans into the northeastern and midwestern continued, resulting in urban blacks living in overcrowded, slum conditions within the rigid boundaries of the ghetto" (61). This is very similar to what Eisenbrey was trying to get at in the video when he was explaining how the neighborhoods in the inner cities would become primarily black neighborhoods after the white people had

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