Due to the fact that America exists today as a corporate owned and run nation, something that Robocop predicted twenty-three years ago. Cultural: It was obvious that Robocop had a lot to say about Ronald Reagan’s America. Detroit within the movie is a vision of a not so ridiculous city where crime has run rampant. A city that has been consumed by decay and greed. Unfortunately Detroit is the perfect setting for such a vision.
Mr. President, the results from the November 2010 midterm elections have exposed a divide between coastal cities and less-dense areas of the Midwest. The Republican Party’s big gain in the house came largely from cities that were older, less educated and highly blue-collar areas. Nineteen of the twenty-three seats that were picked up by the Republican Party were in the Midwest states. With the increase in blight from the loss of jobs, and the loss of population, many of the vacant homes are beyond repair; therefore, even if the land banks were to purchase them they could not restore them. We recommend that you publicly show support to the green idea of urban farmland.
Nevertheless, social and economic disparity thrives in inner city neighborhoods. Segregation has been part of Chicago since the early 1900’s when discrimination and segregation laws oppressed and physically separated minorities from whites. These laws were established by white men to favor white men. Institutions such as banks restricted minorities to the least desirable areas of the city. This drastically affected property values in areas where Latino and Blacks lived.
Joan Lee Period 1, AP Us History 5 January 2010 Chapter 25 America Moves to the City 1865-1900 Through industrial revolutions, many Americans began to abandon their agrarian farm lives and grasp the life of the City. Not only were Americans following this trend, many Europeans begun to desert farming and search for fresh job opportunities in the cities. This instigated a prodigious increase of city dwellers and minimized the amount of farmers in the U.S. I. The Urban Frontier (pages 557-560) a.
Sinclair was inspired to write a book about the working class of America (consisting mostly of immigrants), primarily based on the packing town of Chicago and the different attitudes they can have and actions they carried out. Sinclair developed his story and his characters in an unusual way by using the third person and almost completely having no dialogue but instead used intricate details and imagery. Jurgis’ character seems to be caught in the trap of capitalism. Jurgis originally follows the harsh rules of capitalism and at first there seems to be hope that 12 hour working days (excluding Sundays) and low wages can support his big family but the society he lives beats and diminishes his expectations and hope until Jurgis completely changes and turns his life around for a life as a criminal. As a criminal, Jurgis finds money to come easier without working as hard but Jurgis learns that politics, crime and business is intertwined in Chicago and Jurgis fails again losing confidence and hope.
As nearly 750,000 blacks relocated to northern cities, many sensed the possibility of political power for the first time in their lives. Fortunately, they had an outspoken advocate of civil rights in the White House itself: Eleanor Roosevelt repeatedly antagonized southern Democrats and members of her husband’s administration by her advocacy of civil rights and her participation in integrated social functions. Blacks understood the irony of fighting for a country that denied their equality and they challenged the government to finally live up to its lofty creeds. Roosevelt let stand the policy
Crime data comparison Julie O'Bradovich CJA 314 August 5, 2013 Paula Rutkowski Crime data comparison Detroit and Chicago are big cities and are known all over the world; however, research has shown people would rather go to Chicago on a vacation because there is much more to do and has less crime, Detroit city is and has been declining whereas Chicago has been growing and thriving, Detroit is known for the auto industries and high rate of unemployment, which has been poor the last decade, and a few places to see, such as a museum district and not much more to offer and visitors to Detroit are careful not to go for a walk down an alley because they would get shot or robbed. Chicago’s city is much brighter, there is a night life, which people flock to and is known for and brings people all over the world to experience. Chicago is a much bigger city than Detroit, but Detroit has much more crime, less police, fire, and ambulance services to service the people of the city. Detroit and Chicago’s burglary reports The burglary rate in Chicago was higher than Detroit during the years from 1999 to 2004, from 2004 to 2011 Detroit burglary rate was much higher as much a 20% higher. Burglary is a forcible break in at a residence or a building, which is closed Theft is the main reason for burglary; the robber is looking for valuables to sell for money.
Module 4 Long-term Importance of Low Unionization James Craig Empire State College Art Finkle April 5, 2015 The labor movement in the United States of America transformed the landscape of industry across the country. Yet despite the overwhelming success of labor organizations in most areas of the country, the South and Mid-west have never fully embraced the movement. There is no single reason to explain this neglect, but much of the animosity can be attributed to geography, politics and race relations. When labor organizations began to evolve from small trade centered groups to the massive national conglomerations representing workers across entire industries, most of the progress occurred in industrial cities found in Northern
Capitalist development and economic downturn eroded American workers sense of pride and progress throughout the sixty years leading up to 1840. Beginning after 1844, mass immigration from Europe to the United States gave American business owners and employers a new source of cheap human labor, which further undermined organized American labor. Most of these immigrants were unskilled Catholic Irish and German agricultural workers. American working class Protestants despised them for their faith and heritage, in addition to their poverty. Likewise, by the 1840s, the free black population in the U.S. had expanded due to the emerging belief that slavery was immoral.
Unachievable Neighborhood Integration in America’s Large Cities The book “There Goes the Neighborhood” is an investigation into ethnic, racial, and class dynamics in four neighborhoods in Chicago, a city that has experienced a steep drop in its white population and a sharp rise in Latino residents. The chosen neighborhoods were consisted mainly of the working and lower middle classes which best represent ordinary Americans and the best destination for outside racial and ethnic groups seeking place to live. By investigating these four neighborhoods which are Beltway, Dover, Archer Park and Groveland, authors Wilson and Taub explains what produces or prevents the “tipping point” and other interesting and important facts of how Americans react on these changes. The process of writing this book wasn’t easy. It took more than 10 years to publish and it includes 3 years of careful researching.