Friday, May 16, 2014

How Segregated Is Esperanza's Barrio? And How Is America Changing?

Context to The House on Mango Street
Segregation, Demographics, Race, and Poverty
Chicago's 2010 Census Map:

Chicago's  black-white dissimilarity score is 75.9, according to a study of 2010 Census data by professors John Logan and Brian Stults of Brown and Florida State University. A score above 60 on the dissimilarity index is considered very high segregation.
The red dots show white people, blue is black, orange is Hispanic, green is Asian, and yellow is other, according to maps of 2010 Census data by Eric Fischer.
How does Philadelphia and other cities compare to Chicago?
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HERE'S the Google STREET VIEW OF 1525 N. Campbell Ave, Chicago IL - the inspiration to The House on Mango.

How did neighborhoods become so segregated? Know your history. 

A historical example in the United States after WWII that illustrates what Peggy McIntosh refers to as "The Myth of Meritocracy."
How does race impact home equity?
Subsidy versus divestiture.

What are our assumptions about wealth? and what is the reality?


With changing demographics and inequality growing exponentially, why discuss race?

We are living in a more diverse country and more interconnected world.

We need to be aware of our history,
or assumptions, and where we are headed,
assuming we want "a just society." 

When considering this injustice, think about these infographics...
Watch this video on a changing America.


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