Built Environment Analysis- 2nd Draft

Madison Brooks Dr. Robin Wharton Engl 1102 20 April 2016 Segregation is Not Over As Atlanta, Georgia made steps to recover after World War II, African Americans were treated as second-class citizens by Caucasians as commercial expansion uprooted their homes and inner city development was used to push them out of the city and into the suburbs. As a result, African Americans and Caucasians began and continue to settle in separate communities. African Americans and Caucasians live segregated mainly because Caucasians physically forced African Americans out of their existing homes and into the suburbs. After World War II, programs intended for reconstruction wound up only benefiting wealthy, politically powerful men(). These men were uninterested in improving areas of poverty in the city. Federal programs such as anti-poverty projects were gradually ignored, and as a result failed miserably. For example, Atlanta begun the Model Cities Program in 1966 in an effort to fix the problems in Atlanta’s low-income neighborhoods, which were mostly inhabited by African Americans (Holliman 21). The program was substantially underfunded and understaffed and did little for the living conditions of the select neighborhoods. Instead of finding other ways to improve these lower-class areas, politicians’ solutions were to simply destroy these “slums” and create new developments over them (Holliman 21). As well as African American families being forced out of their homes, this created larger activity in private development compared to federal government programs, which caused Caucasians to steadily drive an increasing gap between the social classes of Caucasians and African Americans (Pooley). In the 20th century, in addition to ignored reconstruction programs, the Central Business District of...

Detailed Revision Explanation

I have revised my reading summary 5. I have done this by adding onto the post to make the word length more acceptable, since my first edition was way too short. I went into a large amount of additional detail, as well as adding in some multimedia. The photograph I added represents the article well and enhances the points I was able to make in my summary.  I cited the photograph as well as writing an explanation below the picture of what it was and how it related to my summary. In addition, I added images and application of concepts to the categories as well as reading summary. I also added colors, image, creativity, unique, beauty, refreshed, and discovery onto the tags. This helps define my post before opening and reading it, as well as helping people navigate my blog. After completing the survey, I realized that I could have incorporated way more multimedia aspects into my writing. Being so used to a traditional English class, doing so was out of my comfort zone and I never pushed myself as far as I was capable of going. I will definitely be using more of those aspects in my future...

Built Environment Analysis- Segregation is Not Over

Madison Brooks Dr. Robin Wharton Engl 1102 20 April 2016 Segregation is Not Over As Atlanta, Georgia made steps to recover after World War II, African Americans were treated as second-class citizens by Caucasians as commercial expansion uprooted their homes and inner city development was used to push them out of the city and into the suburbs. As a result, African Americans and Caucasians began and continue to settle in separate communities. African Americans and Caucasians live segregated mainly because Caucasians physically forced African Americans out of their existing homes and into the suburbs. After World War II, programs intended for reconstruction wound up only benefiting wealthy, politically powerful men (Bullard 12). These men were uninterested in improving areas of deteriorating poverty in the city. Federal programs such as anti-poverty projects were gradually ignored, and as a result failed miserably. For example, Atlanta begun the Model Cities Program in 1966 in an effort to fix the problems in Atlanta’s low-income neighborhoods, which were mostly inhabited by African Americans (Holliman 21). The program was substantially underfunded and understaffed and did little for the living conditions of the select neighborhoods. Instead of finding other ways to improve these lower-class areas, politicians’ solutions were to simply destroy these “slums” and create new developments over them in the race to expand Atlanta into a tourist destination (Holliman 21). As well as African American families forced out of their homes, the larger activity in private development compared to federal government programs, caused Caucasians to steadily drive an increasing gap between the social classes of Caucasians and African Americans (Pooley). In the 20th century, in addition...

Built Environment Analysis (First Draft)

Madison Brooks Dr. Robin Wharton Engl 1102 20 April 2016 Segregation is Not Over As Atlanta made steps to recover after World War II, African Americans were treated as second-class citizens by Caucasians as commercial expansion uprooted their homes, and inner city development was used to push them out of the city and into the suburbs. As a result, African Americans and Caucasians began to settle, and continue to settle, in separate communities. After World War II, programs intended for reconstruction wound up only benefiting wealthy, politically powerful men (5), as federal programs such as anti-poverty projects were slowly ignored, and in turn failed miserably. Because there was a larger majority of activity in private development compared to federal government programs, Caucasians steadily drove an increasing gap between the social classes of Caucasians and African Americans (6). In the 1000’s, the Central Business District of Atlanta began to rapidly transform into a tourist destination (2), which lead to increased private and commercial development (2). Developers destroyed entire neighborhoods without a second thought because these areas are considered to be “slums”, inhabited by mainly African Americans, in order to create one of the “largest tourist cities in the country” (6). This uprooted hundreds of African American families, which drove them out of the inner city and into the suburbs, leaving the Caucasians alone in their city neighborhoods. Certain types of development, often referred to as Architectural Exclusion, purposely separated African American and Caucasians in Atlanta (2). Highways were built in a certain way as to create a barrier between African American and Caucasian communities. These highways also conveniently blocked access...
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