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Chapter 51

MSL Chapter 51


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA02H3
Professor
Mc Kinon
Chapter
51

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MSL Ch. 51 – Still separate, still unequal
In 1954, it became law that in schools ppl of racial backgrounds cannot be segregate
Ppl think that segregation has ended from 30-40 years ago when it was crazy intense, but it has
rather not
In Chicago, 87% of public school enrolment was black or Hispanic; less than 10% of the children
were white, and in many other major cities like LA, new York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, around
the same statistics can apply
And its not even like the schools are in predominantly black/Hispanic areas...the areas are
radically mixed
School in new York city – Martin Luther King Jr. Is located in a middle-class white
neighbourhood made for hope that most white population attend and the white ppl have it walking
distance, whereas the blacks/Hispanic have to ride in bus or train
The school was to integrate all races but it also became one filled with black/Hispanic students
These schools with more blacks/Hispanic and less whites, southeast Asians are considered
diverse
Black school officials have sometimes conveyed that theyre being asked to mediate and separate
between children of their race and children of white ppl
Plessy v. Ferguson, 1896 supreme court ruling in which separate but equal was accepted as a
tolerable rationale for the perpetuation of a dual system in American society
Higher standards, higher expectations are demanded of urban principals and of teachers and
students in their school, but way lower standards appear to be expected of the dominant
(black/Hispanic) society
These schools are way overly crowded, have disgusting conditionslibraries were nonexistent or
hardly functioning in many schools, there were hardly any art/music programs
In 1970 there were 400 doctors to address health needs of children, but they were cut down to 23
by 1993 and that had a huge affect on citys poorest neighbourhoods
The gov’t would blame the economic times...but these conditions remained even through the good
and bad economic conditions
The per-pupil spending level in cities varies dramatically from the lower-class areas to the middle
class and upper middle class... the well to do societies may have up to an excess of $22000
And extreme price differences between the salaries of teachers from different areas is seen
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