My block was a melting pot of people but my high school was not. After entering high school is when I realized that I was white or Caucasian. During this time, I was also given the
During the mid-20th century there was much racial discrimination, specifically in home ownership. During this period there was mass immigration of Southern blacks to the north. In Lawndale Chicago, there was adverse reactions to this. As the
I had used confirmation bias against these people because all my white friends had bigger houses. As I grew up I eventually realized that this is not true. My belief that all white people are rich was reframed because I began to realize that I am richer than some white people and that they are not all rich. This may not seem like that big of a deal compared to other racist thoughts, but it would make me jealous and envious because I didn’t have as much. This made me think less of myself and of my family in comparison to other
During the Great Black Migration, which lasted from 1916 to 1970, (“Great Migration”) African Americans left the South for the North because of the increasing demand for factory labor after the burst of the First Industrial Revolution. However, the assignment of African American neighborhoods could not accommodate the big increase of population; “black out-migration from the South surged from 197,000 during 1900-1910 to 525,000 during 1910-1920.” (Massey 573) Therefore, some African Americans ended up in the white neighborhoods, and the residential color line crossing infuriated the white in the North, so antiblack riots happened, and the hatred toward African Americans ended up triggering criminal justice. For instance, one of the reasons why the 1919 Chicago riot happened is that the police got an African American arrested while there was a white person who killed an African American by throwing rocks at him. In order to address the chaos caused by riots addressing African Americans’ residential line crossing, in 1924, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers spoke up by “stating that, ‘a Realtor should never be instrumental in introducing into a neighborhood...members of any race or nationality...whose presence will clearly be detrimental to property values in that neighborhood.’” (Massey 573) Instead of examining the root of black-and-white
Black Corona and the article White Spatial Imagination both touch upon how real estates agents favored lending and financing white families because black communities were a ‘poor lending risk’. Another tactic that the white community often use was violence, because they viewed the idea of black homeowners as a target on their own financial stability, as it would lead to property value decrease, they employed violent tactics in order to ensure the physical separation of the black bodies and to showcase Black people inferiority. Although they were no longer slaves they were treated terribly to the point where they were constantly being segregated because of the melanin of their skin.when the whites moved the factories out of the cities and whites
“The combat blockbusting, a group of families in Northwest neighborhoods east of the park organized Neighbors, Inc. and convinced white property owners that they were hurting themselves as well as the community by succumbing to the arguments of real estate manipulators.” Real estate agents have an unrecognized power to control residential demographics. If an agent is unwilling to sell property to a certain demographic or income class, they control who lives in the neighborhood. “Neighbors, Inc. held meetings and community activities and by 1960 had induced eight white Citizen’s Associations to join other organizations in a fight to get the city’s major newspapers to drop racial designations in real estate advertisements.” It is harder to create diversity when real estate agents stand in the way. “We are far from creating a classless, colorblind society. We will have to work together to overcome discrimination and to abolish the deep-seated and senseless fears that have prevented us from fulfilling our commitment to residential integration and equal opportunity in every aspect of our lives.”19 Learning from the mistakes of their past, Tenleytown residents fought for racial equality in the housing market. This neighborhood has a strange racial history in which blacks were openly accepted, integrated with community, then later forced out of their residence. Race relations is a significant part of the neighborhood’s
A View of what was to come for racial segregations and violence was an event that occurred in 1926 when an African American man named Dr.Ossian H. Sweet bought a home in Detroit. This case would later be known as the Sweet Case of 1926. Dr.Sweet was a very smart man who knew exactly what he was doing when he bought the house in a white neighborhood in detroit “ He was middle class, educated, and man of culture; his enemies were ignorant, racist, and proletarian. His ordeal became a test for Detroit, and a preview of American society’s dilemmas and agonies for the next four decades” (Widick, 5). What happened next after sweet moved into his house was an event that shook the people. A white man had been shot and and was dead. The problem was
To give some context, I lived in a predominately white area and went to school
Many of my life experiences have given me a glimpse of what it means to be in the margins of society. My family’s history of racism and poverty, my father’s physical disability, my experiences as a woman, and growing up in the diverse Bay Area with friends, mentors, coaches, and teachers from different backgrounds has opened my eyes to the disparities in society. When I was sixteen I had a particularly salient experience that awoke my heart and mind to the ideas of social justice. I was in Memphis, Tennessee for a basketball tournament and on our day off we went to the Civil Rights Museum, which was built around the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. We saw the counters from sit-ins, buses from the Freedom Ride, and learned about the systematic oppression of Jim Crow. I was confused by the hate and anger I saw but found myself clenching my fists with rage at the injustice of it all. Yet, what was even more powerful was sitting in the parking lot with my team and listening to our assistant coach, who was an African-American man, share his experiences of racism, how it shaped his identity, and his fears for his two sons. Our head coach then shared about her experiences as lesbian and the ways in which she was continually denied rights because of her sexual orientation.
A very useful technique is the one used by Frank R. Westie (1953), that measures race attitudes and racial prejudice by comparing responses related to perceptions of occupational groups towards African American and white people, being one of the first ones that applied this method.
Diversity Reflection Abstract The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon the diverse experiences that I have had in my personal and professional life. Fortunately, I have had a large mix of diverse friends and experiences in my life. This paper will discuss those diversities as well as the plan to
When we got on the bus to drive the rest of the way to silver, I tasted my lunch. The bus ride was
At a young age, I went to a multicultural school, therefore I didn’t really see color and the racial differences in my school. I identified with everyone else because I hadn’t
There is a myth that the institution of family operates independently from other institutions. This book and the characters within it show historical relevance to prove that families do not always single handily operate without help from other intuitions. Some of the characters that contradict such idea are Lilly, Zack,
the first time I noticed a difference in diversity and ethnicity was when I would spend the night at my grandma’s house as a kid. Her neighborhood was not as nice as mine. There were always bad things happing like people braking in to homes or people getting arrested. When these things would happen I would always be terrified that someone uninvited would come into my grandma’s house and harm us. However, that never happened. With these brakes in and arrest in my