The build up of these tenements led to the rise of gangs (Doc 1). These tenements were unhealthy for people to live in and very unsanitary, so only the poorest people lived there, which tended to be the people who would cause major violence (OI). Also the role of African Americans had changed because of industrialization and urbanization. According to W.E.B. Du Bois, African American should be trained in order to be leaders for their people (Doc 2).
But the need for this labor was too great to have a white only labor force. African-Americans became an important part in meeting production needs which became their key bargaining chip while dealing with African-American civil rights issues. There were many important events that lead to national recognition of racial tensions such as the brutal killing of Cleo Wright that became an FBI investigation and the first prosecution of whites for abandoning his human rights while strung by his neck behind a car through the black ghettos and set on fire in front of church services Sunday morning. 3 The Detroit race riots were caused through rising racial tensions and poor housing conditions that not only killed 35 and wounded many more, but it prevented war production costing millions of man hours. 4 These circumstances demonstrated the power the black communities had during the war knowing the nation could not afford to put production on hold.
While doing this the author then informs the audience that the family that has bought the house is a black family. In the 50’s and 60’s many people thought that if a black family moved into a white neighborhood that the neighborhood would not be worth its value anymore. They also thought if a black family moved into the community the white families that lived there would move out a rapid pace and it would be lost to the black families of Chicago. Another example of racism in Act 1 is when Jim decides to ask Francine a hypothetical question. Jim asks Francine if her and her
Regions Chart | Category | North | South | West | Midwest | Political | Labor unions were formed | For the African Americans were hard to enjoy the railroad transportation because of the laws. | They faced problems, including riots and discriminatory laws. | Less problem with the government. | Social | There was a separation between the rich and the poor | Many African Americans left the South to work in new factories in the North and Midwest. | Immigrants from China arrived in the West looking for jobs on the expanding railroads.
Likewise, by the 1840s, the free black population in the U.S. had expanded due to the emerging belief that slavery was immoral. Much like the newly arrived immigrant, the free black lacked skills outside of agriculture, as well as capital needed to buy land. Because of their low economic status, immigrants (especially Irish), and free blacks congregated in urban areas and racial and ethnic tensions spilled over into
Poverty, crowding, and disease in American cities were already an issue even before 1900, and attempts to end these issues quickly rose. Jacob Riis was a well-known reformer who utilized his works of literature to show how the poor needed much more sanitary and much safer housing conditions. In How the Other Half Lives (Document 1) Jacob Riis explains how during these times, the prevalence of tenements and slums was quickly on the rise. Jacob Riis also explained how New York was one of the worst areas for slums, describing how many
‘To what extent were Black Americans 2nd class citizens by the end of World War II?’ By the end of the Second World War, there were clear signs of change for Black Americans. At first black people were unable to get jobs due to racism. Black activist A. Philip Randolph was appalled at this ‘colour bar’. In response to Randolph’s threats, Roosevelt issued an executive order creating the Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) in 1941. This forced industries employed in the war effort not to discriminate on the grounds of ‘race, creed, colour or national origin’ when deciding who to hire.
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.
Ferguson & Baltimore, Segregation to Separation: Prophecy Coming To Pass It is unfortunate that, the violent racial riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, that occurred after the death of clearly innocent Black youth, has diverted the public debate to ‘need for better policing’. The casualty has been obfuscation more fundamental issues like; century-old public policy of systematic social segregation, increasing economic inequality, and wholesale abdication by the state of social welfare obligations Century-Old Systematic Segregation According to The University of Chicago’s sociologist, Douglas S. Massey, “Housing segregation is both a consequence and a cause of Black poverty. Housing markets distribute not only a place to live, but they
Because of the expansion of free African Americans, many white people feared the thought of competing with another races. In particular, the white workers feared that African Americans were taking their jobs. The thought of an African American who was once enslaved receiving the same job opportunities as an American citizen bothered the white people in society.