I’ve lived in Chicago almost all my life. There’s a lot of neighborhoods in Chicago; Good and bad. Living on the south side of Chicago most of my life would make you think there’s nothing but violence in the city. Even though Its bad, I enjoy the neighborhood I live in now. The neighborhood I live in is Roseland, but I grew up in Englewood. Both neighborhoods are similar, but they have their differences.
What I learned this week which I found most interesting is the evolving situation of housing segregation in this country. If I would have been asked why our country is still so segregated I would say that this situation is due to the fact that we had Jim Crow laws
Living in communities that are run down, neglected and forgotten takes a toll on all members of the community. This is especially true when residents witness new properties being erected around the city as their own neighborhoods are deemed “ghettos” and not receiving the investment necessary for improvements. Many of the low income housing that is available to city residents aren’t the most desirable properties as they may have structural deficiencies, lead paint, rats and roaches running amuck. Many older properties also do not have adequately functioning heat or hot water availability. The housing projects also do not have air conditioning. On hot days, having no cool break in addition to all the other negative social factors, this can be a deadly combination that may perpetuate frustrations and ultimately lead to violence.
To help counter these negative racial effects, there have been different movements in the borough to help concentrate the influence of communities that have traditionally lived in the area. Middle class African Americans in Brooklyn, specifically, have searched for ways to continue to help define Brooklyn in a way that isn’t resistant to change, but that helps to keep the influence of groups such as black Brooklynites inside the
In this generation, we still not have fully gained the rights for people of races, colors and religions. Discrimination is still a huge problem in this society. Problems including racism, civil rights violation, lack of freedom and people clashes that is developing through time to time. A lot of arguments
Low Economic Neighborhoods When discussing how exposure to community policing can affect low economic neighborhoods, one must ask what is community policing? Miller, Hess, and Orthmann (2014) stated, it is a philosophy or orientation that emphasizes working proactively with citizens to reduce fear, solve crime-related problems, and prevent crime. Community policing can be a positive change in the community and for the law enforcement personnel that serves the community. An important concept to always remember is that the police are the community, and the community are the police (Miller et al., 2014). To successfully integrate this into police departments, we must examine several factors that have made police departments what they are today, what are ways to implement this new form of policing without resistance from law enforcement and citizens, and how community policing can affect the community and the work of law enforcement in the long run.
Zukin, an avid advocate for authenticity, discussed in detail how cities are losing their authenticity. Zukin described authenticity as “a continuous process of living and working, a gradual buildup of everyday experience.” The issue is many cities are that people are now coming and going all the time to the point where everyone stays a stranger to one another, shops are always being closed and changed, and nothing is ever around long enough to create a culture that leads to authenticity. Gentrification is taking away many neighborhoods authenticity as many corporate leaders and politicians look to “clean up” areas which usually has to deal with people of color that are poor. Authenticity and racial diversity are traded for capital. This leads to segregation of less fortunate individuals and families of color. When governments or businesses try and gentrify different neighborhoods they rely on laws, pressure, and lie in order to remove the people who live in these areas.
Adding to the inequalities and misfortunes within communities of color, gentrification has taken the Bay Area by a storm. Gentrification is the purchasing of deteriorated urban homes and areas, then the renovation by higher-end and middle class communities. An abundance of high-end people rush into the Bay Area and purchase up the real estate. Incoming middle and higher class take the Bay Area real estate and revitalise it into up-and-coming neighborhoods, then increase rent prices. Therefore, reducing affordable housing for communities of color. Therefore, this revitalization is changing the character of communities because the Bay Area may appear nicer, the communities of color are unable to afford the standard of living. Communities of
Neighborhoods and Violent Crime: A Multilevel study of Collective Efficacy Research Question The authors hypothesized in their study that concentrated disadvantage would decrease and residential stability would increase the collective efficacy of a neighborhood. In the study, concentrated disadvantage and residential stability were examined to determine if there is a relationship with
On occasion, the police go around investigating the area and they stop and harass people for no reason. For instance, police would tell homeless people to get off the streets or the sidewalks and go somewhere else, knowing they do not have a place to go. According to KK, who was also a member of Skid Row, police harass African American men wearing white shirts and shorts because they “think” they are selling drugs. Rather than doing a normal search to check for drugs, they yell and force people on the ground with guns pointing to their heads. That is not only prejudice, but it is also taking advantage of their power. As an alternative, the city should hire police officers that actually care such as Officer Dion Joseph who has been working on the force for a while and actually takes an interest in not only the community but also the residents living
Nicole Stansfield RED 417 Sloane 13 September 2016 Reflection #2: Elijah Anderson I found Elijah Andersons article, “Race, Class, and Change Street Wise in an Urban Community,” very interesting by the way Anderson interlocked both racism and urban communities I realized after reading that being on a street in a village community for both blacks and whites was a life-threatening experience. I could not believe how difficult it was to distinct a middle-income black man or woman from a black “stranger.” For example, a young black man tells his experience he had when walking towards a white lady while a young white man runs across the street and just stands between the young black man and the white woman (Anderson, 209). The white man thought the black man was a threat when all he was doing was walking in the village and going a certain direction that happened to be towards a white woman. It is unbelievable of how much caution an individual has to overlook. The urban community streets are immensely analyzed. Anderson states how “background information and knowledge may
If communities made more of an effort to help some of these broken neighborhoods and broken school systems, then the United States could have a higher success rate from our schools. His strongest statement is his last statement in the article, “the first step is to acknowledge that the central race challenge in America today is not the suffering of the whites”. It is clear from the statistics that whites, on average, are better off and most are not suffering. While whites are seen as better off, racism is not just directed at blacks or at Hispanics. Racism is a never-ending cycle that exists within every
Viewing the complex matter of gentrification succinctly, it helps to uncover how multifaceted it is; in that gentrification involves the oppression, marginalization, displacement of vulnerable populations, particularly, the poor, and the black who are often already negatively impacted by the effects of classism, and racism. Gentrification threatens to erode the communities and livelihood maintained by these set of people because their displacement becomes a precondition for the total transformation of the area.
New York City is made up of five boroughs, which include the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Within these boroughs, there are high and low-income neighborhoods that contain either high or low status organizational structures or facilities. Each division has their own characteristics and top attractions, such as the Empire State building, Central Park, or Times Square. As New York City may be known for great food and fun attractions, New York faces infrastructure problems within each borough. New York City’s infrastructure funding is limited in lower income neighborhoods, where money needed to upkeep the city goes toward prime tourist’s areas or residents living in high status neighborhoods, such as The Upper East Side of Manhattan, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and Lenox Hill, Manhattan. Moreover, abandoned buildings, poor sewage conditions, and rocky roads and streets are examples of low-income area infrastructure problems that may hinder neighborhood growth both structurally and economically. Harlem, East Brooklyn, and South Bronx are low-income parts of New York that lack new and refined facilities, roads, plumbing, and fundamental structures, which contribute to high crime and arrests.
A study on this topic found that nonwhite individuals who are young, poor, and poorly educated experience more neighborhood disorder than those who are white and older with higher levels of education and household income. Reaching out to a variety of residential areas in Illinois, research indicated that people living within the city of Chicago report much more neighborhood disorder than those who do not. As a result, people in Chicago have significantly higher levels of perceived powerlessness than those that live in suburban areas (Geis & Ross, 1998). Because Illinois contains each type of U.S. neighborhood, (rural, small town, suburban, and urban) the conclusion drawn from this information is that Americans living in urban places are the ones most adversely affected by neighborhood