Decatur Built Environment Analysis Draft 2

Omar Webb Dr. Wharton English 1102 Decatur : Shining City on the Hill Ever since their arrival on the American shores during the beginning of the 1600’s., African Americans have routinely been discriminated in both their own civil rights as well as their rights of self-determination. Even after the end of the Civil War, African-Americans were being  segregated in to typically all black communities where their usually cut off from the happenings of the city. For many blacks living in rural community, the ongoing racial attacks were to great so many immigrated into urban areas. A primary destination of many in the South, being the city of Atlanta.  During the beginning to mid 1900’s many blacks congregated into the south of the city of Atlanta while the wealthier whites tended to live in the North East portion of the city. As the city expanded, many suburban counties were created. One of these suburbs is Dekalb County, the capital of which is the city of Decatur. Undergoing racial desegregation in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Dekalb County would  witness dramatic drops in property values as more affluent blacks were now able to leave the inner city. This caused many wealthy as well as  middle class White Americans to flee to the northern portion of Dekalb County. One of the largest benefactors for the city was the 1992 Olympics held in Atlanta. This caused many companies to move and base themselves in the southern metropolis and caused many of the residents in the town to move further into  the suburbs to escape the congestion and over-crowding.  Since then, the city  has gained a local...

Owebb1's Blog 2016-04-18 18:29:35

In Conclusion, after reviewing the data presented, it is has affirmed by belief that there is a conscious effort by those in Decatur to separate the identity of the city to that of the rest of Dekalb County. As previously state, the majority of the residents of Decatur are white and upperclass while the rest of the county is African- American of different economic and social statuses.  My data shows that...

Owebb1's Blog 2016-04-11 18:41:51

Multiculturalism and Achievement Diversity Disadvantages Same Race, Different Footing: Do cultural and economic status affect the academic achievement of those in the Georgia State built-envorinment? Diversity Debates. Georgia State champions itself as a multicultural beacon in the South, but are all students equal. Does the cultural background of one allow them to have certain values and beliefs that facilitate academic success. Does the income of ones parents affects whether they will make and A or and F. This document will form and analysis and find connections between the background of an individual and what they will accomplish in this built-...

Bill Environment Outline

Thesis: The built environment of the  city of Decatur has masqueraded the reality of racial and income inequality in the county to appear to be more of a tourist town. 1.  Intro a. Research of the history of Decatur b.  What were the effects of desegregation on the city’s culture? c.  What were the effects of the 1996 Olympics on the city’s economy? 2. Demographics and Legislation a.  What are the demographic as well as the income densities and movements of the area in the last 20 years b. What are the reported number of arrests and crimes reported in the cities and are there any reported cases of racial profiling c.  Have there been any state legislation that has indirectly affected the poor and minorities of the region 3.  Economy a. What companies have moved to the city and the effects its had on the GDP b.  Where does the concentration of wealth live c.      ...

Digital Built Environment: 5

The last portion of the site show merchandise that can be purchased online. In my opinion this is the most colorful and media-heavy portion of the website. The first set of merchandise shown are many hats that have the letter a at the top. As you scroll down their are larger and more expensive apparel such as coats and...
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