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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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Did We Ever Really Integrate?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Among blacks and whites, not really. But if you look at Latinos, yes: The presence of Latinos in black neighborhoods has doubled since 1980, from 8.2 to 16.4 percent. Similarly, the declining homogeneity of white neighborhoods does ... 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 (2 years ago)

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 (last year)

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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