Harlem

In my first assignment, I chose to walk the streets of Harlem and visualize which parts had been gentrified vs. which parts had been left without any investment.  After having our week 10 class on gentrification, I was able to find many comparisons pictures between  the pictures on the lecture slides and the pictures that I took of...

Disenfranchisement of Minorities and Women

For my project, I conducted an interview with my parents to ask them about their experiences or remembrances of past policies put in place that kept African Americans and other minorities, as well as women disenfranchised.  They talk about public and corporate policies that impacted them years ago and how the impact still has an effect...

Racial Disparities in Our Justice System

Many Americans believe that “the land of the free” truly does offer everyone equal opportunity to achieve the American Dream. Many of these same individuals also preach that “All Lives Matter”, yet will turn the other cheek when an innocent American of color is shot, live on camera, with their hands up. They will also disregard hard...

Financial Wealth

Photo Credits: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/financial-wealth-its-time-not-money/ Wealth that is based on ownership of financial assets such as stocks, bonds, money, and government securities.  It is often times mistaken for the amount of money an individual makes or has in actual dollars.  A more consistent way of measuring financial wealth over time would be the number of years of financial...

Supplemental Poverty Measure

Photo Credits: http://poverty.ucdavis.edu/policy-brief/supplemental-poverty-measure-better-measure-poverty-america The lack of economic resources for consumption of basic needs such as food, housing, clothing, and utilities. Gross money income from private and public sources is supplemented with benefits such as food stamps, housing subsidies, and tax credits in order to determine family resources.  Medical out-of-pocket expenses such as health insurance premiums,...

The Black Panther Movement

The Black Panther Party was founded in California in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.  The group was created to combat white oppression that was taking place in black communities and other minorities as well.  After witnessing the uncontrollable amounts of police brutality carried out all over the nation, the two leaders felt...

Harlem

For my assignment, I chose to walk around different parts of Manhattan.  I looked at parts of Upper Eastside Manhattan and Mid-Town Manhattan but I mainly focused on Harlem.  Historically, Harlem has always been a predominantly poor area consisting of mainly African Americans.  Today, that is not the case as many parts of Harlem...

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