Summary Of Has America Made Up On Racial Integration

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In the article, Has America Given Up on the Dream of Racial Integration by Alana Semuels, the author uses testimonies to strengthen her argument that cities today are still segregated. She mainly refers to Beaumont in Texas. One example of using a personal testimony is the author used the quote from Janice Brassard, “This town is caught in the 1950s,” to imply that Beaumont is still stuck in the Civil Rights era. They live with racism and discrimination which proves her claim of “Has America given up on racial integration?” According to John Henneberg, a fair-housing advocate, the government and authority won’t interfere unless there is a big problem. Yet the highways split Beaumont into three sections. The north and south side are poor, 79%

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