The immediate effects that he left was the 1968 Riots in Chicago, the improvement of the Civil Rights Act, and the Poor People’s campaign which demanded for economic and human rights for everyone in the United States. On the long term impact, his death led to a social change because of the acts that helped the African Americans get less discriminated. And last but not the least, the Martin Luther King was a positive impact because this day was all about service towards people who needed help. Some of the impacts that was left behind might seem to be negative but these impacts were all about change that everyone has an initiative on
William Bratton walked into a number of challenges when he was appointed Commissioner of the New York Police Department in 1994. He stepped in to police a city that had been experiencing high levels of crime and that housed an agitated public eager for its needs to be met. His task of reducing crime, and effectively improving the quality of life for the citizens of New York City, was made more difficult due to the constraints imposed by working in the public sector as well as the organizational inefficiencies and demoralization of the department that he inherited. The NYPD was desperately in need of an overhaul internally if it was going to achieve any sort of success in improving crime control. First of all, and most importantly, was the
Code of the Street In the ethnographic book, Code of the Street, Elijah Anderson, a professor of sociology at Yale University, makes some interesting and insightful assessments amid his in-depth examination of the many pertinent issues surrounding the economical, educational and social factors that exist in the urban community. These developmental conditions affect its social organization, shape the urban culture and heavily contribute to the aggression and youth violence that is so prevalent today. Some of the major problems that plague the impoverished inner city black community are that of the persistent poverty as well as the widespread violence that the young inflict on one another. Professor Anderson attempts to generally approach and address the question of why the quality of life is consistently compromised for so many inhabitants within urban communities. The book discusses that in addition to the alienation that the people who are struggling financially and reside in poor inner city neighborhoods feel from mainstream America, there is still yet another division within this confine, that is of the “decent” family in opposition to the “street” family.
The people of EC saw what was happening to their neighborhood and they were not happy. They organized, and lobbied for a change. They decided to open their doors and talk to people. CB4 was not representative of them so they took it over and made it represent them. EC was able to protect their homes and cross the forbidden racial lines and work together as a community to build a government that represents
Yufei Hua 1000067205 GGR124 Assignment 1 Professor: Deborah Cowen TA: Madeleine Cahuas TUT 5301 Word Count:393 Engage the City Institutional racism, as one of the causes of urban inequality, is slowing down urban gentrification. Institutional racism is “discrimination based on both formal rules and common practices that are so widespread and so well established that they are taken for granted” as defined in the book “Starting Points: A Sociological Journey” (Tepperman, 2011, p.266). Thus, people sometimes are being racist without realizing it. Similarly, collateral damage might be already happening in the city before people’s awareness, urban inequality, for example. In Professor Hulchanski ’s work “Three cities within Toronto”, the existence of urban inequality and a trend of polarization are apparently admitted as
April 23, 2015 Journal Entry #5: The Code of the Streets Elijah Anderson analyzes how the code of the streets impacts inner city youth. He links Poverty and racism of inner-city regions to adherence to a cultural orientation based on Demonstrations of respect. This includes gaining the respect which then becomes a central Feature of personal interactions; if it’s violated then it leads to violence. Interpersonal violence And aggression is the most serious problem within the poor inner city black community. Some Crimes include Muggings, burglaries, carjackings, and drug related shootings.
THE OLD DAYS Most cities have changed due to a shift from a social to ones of segregation. Technology is a factor in how people interact with each other. Environment changes due to new technologies and new generations. In his essay,” The Front Porch,” Chester McCovey views the advancement of the neighborhoods and discerns that the social culture of the past is scattering due to the life styles that averts people from forming joint relationships, he also shows a hope that the front porch will once again become the center of community communications. The valuable neighborly communications and friendships of the past have ended.
Atlanta is a city that is becoming America’s new “hot spot” city for out of college adults beginning their professional careers. This environment is promoting the future. Because of this, Atlanta is focusing on developmental & allocational expenditures rather than redistributive expenditures. Atlanta is tearing down public housing and expecting the residents to jump into their new environment with no problems. This is a issue that is leaving many critics concerned.
Identity impacts the decisions you make, defines who you are and changes as you mature. Friar Laurence made a variety of important and strong willed decisions. The protestors in "Forbidden City” sacrificed their lives for change and equal rights. Andy from “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” made an important realization about his identity. Friar Laurence would never be the same after the unfortunate events he experienced.
I had very little knowledge about the Great Migration prior to taking this class. After reading chapter six, the unit and some online articles, I gained a better perspective on the subject. I came to understand that the massive fleeing of Africans Americans from “the rural South to urban northern centers” (P.561) was caused not only by the pursuit of freedom and better job opportunities by the African Americans, but also due to more complex socioeconomic factors. The explanation of the “Jim Crow” laws (P.566) was very helpful in the understanding of the way African Americans were segregated in every aspect of their life. “The Sport of the Gods” (p.566) tells the story of how Berry Hamilton, the butler of a wealthy southern family, the Oakleys,