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How integrated is your neighborhood?

White Detroit residents protest black occupancy of the Sojourner Truth Homes, Feb. 1942. Does this photo from 1942 bother you? It should. But what should bother us more is the current status of housing/neighborhood integration in the United States, where there are no signs or angry mobs to keep people out of certain neighborhoods, and yet the pernicious practice continues.
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Shook Ones: Residents In Predominantly Black Detroit Neighborhood Say They’re Scared To Go To Church For Fear Of Homes Being Burglarized

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Bossip (last year)

Detroit Residents In Crime Ridden-Neighborhood Say They Feel Like Prisoners In Their Homes A group of residents living in a crime-ridden and predominantly black Detroit neighborhood say they often feel like prisoners in their own ho... Read Post

Moving Day: 1942

Arts / Photography : Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (8 months ago)

February 1942. Detroit, Michigan. "Riot at the Sojourner Truth Homes, a new U.S. federal housing project, caused by white neighbors' attempt to prevent Negro tenants from moving in. Moving vans convoyed by police department moving N... Read Post

A Detroit resident and activist speaks of going forward

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (4 days ago)

On Friday, Detroit citizens protested downtown near the COBO convention center. They then marched to the renowned Hart Plaza on the riverfront. Netroots Nation 2014 attendees comprised a very large number of the protesters in solida... Read Post


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