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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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Civil Rights Roundup: 10/29/08

Politics / US Politics : The Moderate Voice (6 years ago)

Your daily dose of civil rights and related news The White House is asking its (now totally apolitical!) Justice Department to hamper 200,000 Ohio residents from voting. Black voters are really nervous about the integrity of this el... Read Post

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)

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Moving Day: 1942

Arts / Photography : Shorpy Historic Photo Archive (10 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


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