The novel Southland by Nina Revoyr focuses on the past and present of racial injustice in Los Angeles. The novel gives a glimpse of scandal, injustice, and struggle in Los Angeles based on its racial composition. An individual’s history influences their opportunities and identity due to hegemonic beliefs and topographic
The general argument made by the Brooklyn-based group in their work “Is Gentrification a Human-Rights Violation”, is that gentrification is becoming a post threat for the poor typically low income people of color. More specifically, gentrification has become an annoyance and causing harmful effects where organizers see it as a human-rights violation. The Brooklyn-based group writes “The headquarters of Right to the City a national alliance of community based organizations that since 2007 has made its mission to fight gentrification and the displacement of low income people of color.” Gentrification has resulted in the displacement of increased rents and struggling neighborhoods. The Brooklyn-based group is suggesting that there
Race-relation is an ongoing American social problem in need of constants study within the discipline of sociology. There are a variety of ways to analyze race relations. Racism is a piece of each part of our lives. Whether it is on the news or through individual experience, we see prejudice surrounding us. It appears like we have basically acknowledged prejudice as a feature of our lives.
On the other hand, environmental justice advocates are more focused on "social ecology" or "human welfare ecology." This has to do with the impact of institutional systemic flaws, which are the natural result of a progression of historical events resulting in decisions, which establish unjust living conditions upon one group of people due to a lack of organization, power and prominence. For example, the two groups are alleged to have laid down in front of trucks transferring large amounts of PCB-contaminated soil into the largely African American populated area of Warren County. Though there was protest but it was and was unsuccessful. In 1971, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) acknowledged racial discrimination which adversely affected urban poor and the quality of their environment.
1) Williams and Sternthal discuss “residential racial segregation as a fundamental cause of institutional racism and racial disparities in health” to underscore that separating people into neighborhoods based on racial makeup have influences on health. African Americans, American Indians, and Latinos mostly live in isolated residential environments different than those of white communities. Low socioeconomic status of segregated communities strengthens the correlation to poor-quality housing, exposure to environmental toxins, and decreased mobility. Studies show that SES is highly linked with education. Since low-income individuals only have access to subordinate education due to school zoning, this restriction will prevent young ones from obtaining high-paying jobs since employers recruit people who have a college degree, which many blacks, Latinos, and American Indians historically have not been affordable nor obtainable.
Minority New Yorkers on a daily basis have experienced the negative actions of the NYPD by simply walking or driving. This would not be considered suspicious if you were not a minority male. Families never have an opportunity to feel safe when their male family members leave their home because of the actions of the NYPD officers. There are more than 179 cases of unarmed victims killed by the police (Kerby,2012). Improving the relationships of the minority communities and the NYPD is very important to strengthen New York City and combat crime.
Later in history, other key factors were responsible for maintaining these inequities. One example of this is "the color line." The color line refers to policies that were implemented with the purpose of segregating African Americans following emancipation. The color line refers to the reservation of desirable employment opportunities for white individuals (Rogers, 2011). Enforced restrictions such as the color line kept minorities in poverty, and with little to no financial assistance, people of color were often left hopeless.
Tameka Jones Instructor Bradley Knott HRMN 408 6380 August 30, 2015 Written Assignment #1 Written Assignment #1: Recruitment Campaign Introduction In the past few months, Baltimore residents have taken to the streets in long-simmering frustration, over the apparent Baltimore police misconduct in the death of Freddie Gray and general grievances that have plagued the concerned citizens for years. Political leadership in Baltimore, MD, in reflection of recent events, would like to increase minority representation throughout the police department. As the Human Resources Director of the Baltimore Police Department, I have been tasked with creating a recruitment and hiring campaign that is reflective of our community. The city population has
This meant the only access to jobs and schools were low due to the lack of mobility. Another point is how the Section 8 program segregates African-Americans and other minority groups to low-poverty neighborhoods. Due to the socioeconomic status of Section 8 housing applicants, vouchers are commonly needed. Since the vouchers are too small to rent in middle-class areas, the only way to take advantage of the voucher is to move to an even more segregated neighborhood than the one they were already living in. As a result, minorities are clustered once again, in neighborhoods with no diversity.
They were just ready to acquire these employments in any case in light of the fact that they didn 't get a legitimate instruction. The instruction in these urban ranges is below average on the grounds that numerous educators decline to work in such conditions. Since instructors decline to work there and in light of the fact that the schools aren 't flourishing, the administration chooses to reserve them less. From this, the feeling of "scapegoating a minority" was conceived. Along these lines, it can be depicted that from conception, if one is an African-American, living in a poor urban neighborhood, you are set up for disappointment.