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The Urban In Suburban: Why Blacks Fleeing Black Communities Must Cease
Writer, Speaker and Community Activist
We must stop living in fear of each other, retreating to predominately White suburbs for safety. We all say we want "better" for our kids, but subjecting them to an environment where no one looks like them hardly constitutes better.
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White Flight May Not Be The Only Thing Keeping Schools Separate And Unequal
Are U.S. schools growing more segregated? It depends on who you ask.
McKinney, Mississippi, and the Dangers of Celebrating While Black
Writer, SUM City
It seems that Black kids enjoying their teenage years is now becoming illegal. White America has always had an irrational fear of Black displays of emotion regardless of how they manifest, whether through joy, pain or anger.
Race in America - Word and Deed
Associate Professor in Teacher Education at University of San ...
To get beyond the headlines and the squirming of the exposed ones, there are two important things to consider. First, please, let's give at least some attention to the actual operation of racial oppression, something that goes beyond words.
The White Shadow
Rev. Earl E. Johnson
Disaster Spiritual Care Manager and Chaplain
I absorbed the dynamics of difference, because, I, too, was different. If rights were denied to others, my rights would be denied, someday, too. That's why we should care about Ferguson. Fearing our neighbor means losing our religion.
The Roots of #Ferguson
Executive Director, Transportation Equity Network
The listening tools, consensus building techniques, and the discipline that organizing teaches will all be used by area pastors and leaders in the months to come. It's just too bad that all of these efforts can bring only justice and healing in the short and long term, instead of immediately.
St. Louis' Spanish Lake, White Flight, and the Shrinking of the American Middle Class
St. Louis-based writer, cab driver, father, crime-fiction author
The decline of Spanish Lake isn't just about white flight, it's also about de-industrialization and the weakening of organized labor. What happens to neighborhoods built for factory-workers when the factories close?
Producer/Director Phillip Andrew Morton Talks White Flight in New Film Spanish Lake
Lover to only one...and it's a TV show called "V". Writer, Blo...
Phillip Andrew Morton's latest project, Spanish Lake, takes a serious look at the former, predominantly white-inhabited suburb of St. Louis.
Poster City of Abandonment
It's long been one of the country's designated loser cities, beginning in the 1960s, when change hit it hard. The phrase at the time was "urban blight," a social cancer with unexamined causes that, in the ensuing years, has gotten progressively worse.
Goodbye to All That
Media Strategist. Entrepreneur. Consultant to law firms. Autho...
I had so wanted to be a CPS parent. I wanted the vibrancy and diversity of real city schools for my children. I wanted them to have public institutions at the center of their lives, and to be truly enmeshed in their community.
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Report on Low Racial Desegration Depicts Less White Flight
Deborah L. Plummer
Psychologist, Diversity Thought Leader, Author
A recent report concluded that racial segregation in U.S. cities is at its lowest in a century. Though great news, I do not believe that the demographics have shifted because of an intentional desire for racial integration. Given the current economy, it is just harder for spatial racism to exist.
'The Pruitt Igoe Myth' Finds Architecture's Big Flop Was Somebody Else's Fault
Barack Obama and the American Dream
Founder of NOMADS Magazine, Photographer, Author
The past four decades have been a mixture of social growing pains and progress. Even with that said, most people never believed that a Black man would become the President.
Two by Earth, Three by Fire: Detroit Revisited
Writer/Photographer and professor of photojournalism at Savann...
Ironically, it is still Detroit that gives the suburbs a sense of place and America a reason to hope.
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