Massey and Denton’s book, American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, hits strong on this topic of “residential segregation”. Massey and Denton, both went hand and hand with what Jackson was saying. This is a well organized, well-written and greatly researched book. The two authors among the help of other outside sources, researched the several main factors that have forced different groups of people into their “ghetto”. There are many reasons for the creation of ghettos such as oppression, economics as mentioned in the book, all except one main reason. Some people just prefer to live with people like themselves
Hispanic Americans have played a large role in shaping the Florida we know today. However, the Florida we know today is vastly different from the Florida that was around not too long ago. The person who was primarily responsible for the colonization of the wild, untamed Florida was none other than Spanish Conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés. Menéndez de Avilés brought forth the overall development of Florida by establishing St. Augustine, the oldest continuously-inhabited settlement in the United States, as well as bringing European culture over to the state of Florida.
A brief history of the area shows that the population was predominantly White in the 1950’s, then changed to being more diverse while being predominantly Black, and is now packed with Asian culture. The diversity in 1950 was 67.7% White, 32.3% Black, and 0.7% Other (1950 Decennial). Then in 1980 it changed to 38.6% White, 42.8% Black, and 4.9% Asian (1980 Decennial). Now the recent statistics about Main Street are 9.3% White, 29.4% Black, and 40.6% Asian (2014 American Community Survey).
“If I were to possess a fortune of one million Ducados or more, I would spend the entire amount on this Florida Enterprise” (Menendez). Hispanic Americans have played key roles in shaping, influencing, and laying a foundation for the present day state of Florida despite racial discrimination, and suffering from derogatory stereotypes. Spanish conquistador Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (1519-1574) developed modern day florida in a myriad of ways, for Florida wouldn’t have once been a Spanish territory if not for the influence of Pedro Menendez. Menendez developed Florida by building what is now the oldest Florida settlement, and by governing Florida while also claiming it for Spain.
Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, the audience will understand the meaning of gentrification, how Puerto Rican families in the Northern part of Chicago lost their homes to Gentrification, how they fought against gentrification, and how gentrification is now occurring to Mexican families in the Southern part of Chicago.
Fifty-six million. This is the number representing the Hispanic population of the United States in July 1, 2015. This makes people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or racial minority by being more than seventeen percent of the nation’s total population. To understand better
In Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, the word segregation means a “cause or force the separation of (as from the rest of society).” American society has for decades segregated African-Americans from their White counterparts. Even today, with equal rights for all, many people of color feel segregated in their daily lives. However, today’s segregation does not compare to the 1930’s America. For instance, the laws in the 1930’s made African-Americans feel the weight of segregation in their daily lives and education.
Comparing Miami and New York culture is like comparing oranges and apples. Both has been highly influenced by different cultures, and both have a strong diverse heritage. Miami is well known by having Cuban community influence. In Miami’s streets many people speak Spanish, it 's loud music and the smell of the delicious Cuban food will make you fall in love with the culture and magic of this city. Contrary to New York, Asia and Puerto Rico has marked its community. New York and Miami both are busy cities. Traffic is an everyday topic, and specially in New York, where many people take public transportation, such as the metro and buses. In the case of Miami, not everyone is used to public transportation, and in a household, everyone has their own car. Another cultural difference between Miami and New York is that New Yorkers live to work and Miami citizens work to live. The tradition in Miami is to take weekends to relax, go out with friends and have fun with the family, while in New York, the big companies never stop, and neither does its
They argue that institutional racism in the housing market enacted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), private loan and real estate institutions and actors, and white residents effectively and permanently isolated African Americans. Institutionalized racist practices of the housing market such as redlining and steering, coupled with white flight and structural disinvestment in African American neighborhoods, effectively isolated African Americans and further contributed to the creation of black ghettos. Thus, residential segregation concentrates poverty, erodes institutional and economic support, and ultimately causes its residents to normalize their problematic social environment of high levels of joblessness, teenage pregnancy, drugs, and violence. If the segregation of African Americans were to be resolved by their economic achievement and class mobility, middle-class African Americans should be able to enter white neighborhoods of comparable income levels. However, as Massey and Denton show, once the threshold of “too many black families” is crossed, white flight occurs and poorer black families move into the neighborhood, creating (and expanding) racially segregated
The city of Detroit is one of many cities that have had a significant impact on American culture. Moreover, Detroit also is important it was one of the cities that pioneered the civil rights movement. One of the major events that would go down as one of the most influential was the Race Riots of 1967, or more aptly known as the 12th Street Riots.
Jason Richwine discusses the Latino’s absorption and integration into the American culture. He compares the Latino immigrants with other countries’ immigrants that has rose out of poverty, while the Hispanics have not been rising up out of the lower class after several generations have passed. Richwine mentions that American prejudice might be influencing the Hispanic immigrants not striving. For example, “popular explanations from the left include the
The 64-year old investigative reporter spent over eight years writing his remarkable book, Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America, which was published in 1999. In his early life, Gonzalez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and was raised in East Harlem and Brooklyn. As a journalist, and before that as a Puerto Rican community activist who helped found and direct two national organizations, the Young Lords in the 1960’s, and the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights in the late 1970’s, Juan Gonzalez has spent decades living in and reporting on scores of Latino communities throughout the United States and Latin America, devouring in the process every study or account of the Latino experience he could find (Gonzalez, XXII). With the many historians that have conducted research in the recent decades, Juan realized that by connecting the past to the present and by crossing academic disciplines, he could touch on more than one Latino group while still making the entire process comprehensible to both Latinos and
The community has had an unforgettable impact on the development of cultural values, and so should not be delegated to a small area. A community is a collection of individuals who share similar cultural values and traditions and act upon those values in such a way that the collective good of all is influenced. By contrast, a neighborhood is an area that can be defined on a city map. It is a collection of individuals that live in geographic proximity and often depend upon the same resources. Of course, this disparity in definitions leads to the question of how both communities and neighborhoods go through the process of formation. Often, both terms depend on a few core similarities. Sadly enough, in many cases, economic status is this defining similarity. Access to quality education and a good job is the defining factor that dictates which neighborhood a person can live. Is it a poor, crime-ridden neighborhood? Is it a posh, peaceful neighborhood? A person's access to economic resources dictates. This, of course, is quickly reflected in the organization of metropolis centers in the United States. The phrase ‘inner city' is often associated with crime and, in general, a place that outsiders don't want to walk through after dark. As the rings of social stratification go outward, neighborhoods get richer and richer. Social stratification can be seen so clearly in this example.
Neoliberalization’s propagation of health inequity in urban rebuilding processes and social movements against them: Baltimore’s story
Residential segregation is the physical separation of two or more groups into different neighborhoods, or a form of segregation that "sorts population groups into various neighborhood contexts and shapes the living environment at the neighborhood level." African Americans are one of the many races that are affected by residential segregation. What many people do not know is that health complications are often associated with different races in regards to residential segregation. According to Wikipedia, “Despite recent trends, blacks remain the most segregated racial group. Some of the problems African Americans face from residential segregation is poorer neighborhoods, crimes filled communities, low income, and discrimination from other neighborhoods are just a few to point out. The wild thing about the entire issue is that the problems I listed have “little” sub issues and all those issues just cause more problems which lead to health issues. Many black residential areas are poor and the people inside them are more than likely struggling with lack of health insurance, medical care, education or income. In other words all those problems and issues cause for African Americans to have health issues. According to America’s wire.org, “residential segregation contributes to health disparities for people of color the most of all races”; causing us to have high blood pressure, be obese because there are more fast food restaurants than supermarkets, diabetes, cancer, heart