The Reality of Public Housing

This week in class, our discussions and readings focused on public housing in The United States, mainly in NYC, but there was a mentioning of the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex in St. Louis, Missouri which was torn down in the late 70’s after poverty and crime became rampant in the area. This prompted me to...

Neoliberalism

  Neo-liberalism is a political-economic theory that places emphasis on free-enterprise, deregulated economy, and an individual and personal right to succeed without a limit. When discussing political theory, it’s important to note that many theories fall under the umbrella of “liberalism.” Modern American conservatism, capitalism, classical-liberalism, consumerism, and may other economic-based political theories originated...

Restrictive Covenants

Photo credit: http://nowandthen.ashp.cuny.edu/2010/02/segregation-in-deed/   Restrictive Covenants were legally binding parts of suburban house deeds that restricted any people of color from legally buying a home. It restricted white home owners from selling their home to anyone that was of a different race. Homeowners risk having their property turned over to the bank if they do...

Gay Rights Movement

Throughout history, homosexuality has been largely ignored or purposefully repressed. Psychologists like Sigmund Freud or Alfred Kinsey studied sexuality, but their efforts hardly changed the minds of people in the world. The Gay Rights Movement as a whole has had the help of many leaders and political figures, as well as different protests involving...

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