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.
Are U.S. schools growing more segregated? It depends on who you ask.
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.
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.
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?
Phillip Andrew Morton's latest project, Spanish Lake, takes a serious look at the former, predominantly white-inhabited suburb of St. Louis.
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.
Still, Friedrichs isn't willing to go so far as to suggest that high-rise public housing should be resurrected, as part of