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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC205H1
Professor
Lesley Kenny
Semester
Summer

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Today:  Race/ethnicity and place  Patterns of immigration  Segregation, enclaves & ghettoes Where u live determine your future: health conditions, judged base on neighbourhoods – social networking (connections), social hierarchy Africville, near Halifax Nova Scotia  Move the black settlements out because their housing conditions, slums, substandard, no pavement, yet they pay taxes  Displacement to white substandard housing (going to be demolished)  Seaview Memorial Park Chicago 2000: remain one of the most segregated city in the states  Gentrification: small groups of white in black communities In downtown area: few minorities live there – established white wealthy neighbourhood  American Apartheid (Segregation and the Making of Underclass) o Massey and Denton o Black compare to white: why such segregation The Chicago School  Saw the ghettos as a stage in the immigration process  Ghetto enclave suburbs  i.e. considered this movement inevitable  In terms of race & urban soc, Chicago School SOCs were “sympathetic” to the issues, but didn’t understand how deeply rotted the problems Massey and Denton  Are people segregated because they are poor?  Or does segregation lead to poverty?  Massey and Deton argued that segregation is basic cause of poverty &  That seg has created black ghettos  These create & maintain a black underclass  By limiting the education and emp. opps for the residents of these neighbourhoods African Americans and “White Flight”  If Af. Ams do try to leave the ghetto  face a variety of discrimination techniques  Individual & institution levels  Told that lots in the white areas are sold or quoted inflated prices  More likely to be rejected by bankers for home loans  Often subjected to intimidation by white neighbours  White flight: o Fearing a loss of property values & increased crime, whites flee to suburbs and different towns o This deceases the tax base and causes proves of ghettoization to begin again Neighbourhood cards shown to white respondents White: Scenario 2 - 80% Blacks: Scenario 4 - 50%  Race or Class reason? “Racial Diversity, Minority Concentration, and Trust in Canadian Urban Neighbourhoods” Feng and Wu  Trust: often a degree of integration- crime, employment o No children alone anymore Racial Diversity  The extent of mixing of multiple racial groups in a local environment & the demographic potential of multi-group contact Racial Minority Concentration  2-dimenstional: focuses on the relative local dominance of racial minorities and the majority groups (whites) Trusts: results: (p.706)  In the white population, exposure to racial minorities has a positive effect on trust in neighbourhoods where  The whites remains dominant &  The minority neighbours are relatively evenly distributed ac
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