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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 04:12 PM
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65. How neighborhoods go bad Click on "The Downward Spiral" button.

From the PBS mini-series, Race--The Power of an Illusion, this shows the downward progression of a neighborhood. In addition, click on the "Uncle Sam Lends A Hand" button to show how the Federal Government was complicit in creating the segregated conditions of the present-day inner city and suburbia.

Regardless of the "blame the victim" ignorance regularly shown in GD, these conditions didn't happen because black people fell down and spent all their money and useless crap. It was a systematic denial of rights, opportunities, and access to wealth that has caused this. Click on "A Tale of Two Families" button to see how family wealth and social access had an effect on the two individuals highlighted for the article.

Here's an answer, thanks to Tim Wise, for those idiots who want to say, "Oprah did it, why can't they?" here at The Oprah Effect: Black Success, White denial and the Reality of Racism

The exception is NOT the rule.
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