Class 4/7/16 Evaluation Ideas

Pick a topic and draw a conclusion from all the research conducted. (Thesis & claims) MARTA evaluating the maintenance of the MARTA train stations. how they appear on the outside versus the inside. why users allow poor accommodations.( comparison to Uber’s luxury car service or even Atlanta Air Port) – You would never in a million years see the airport looking as unwelcoming as the MARTA train stations. Profit Margins cleanliness minimum requirements last known construction or remodeling crime rates MARTA is a  means of transit not only for residents but for tourist as well. Why does it give  off the impression that it is only made for the poor. Why does it feel like an abandoned tunnel made into a (pit) for the homeless? most of the elevators or emergency phones are out of service or poorly maintained. MARTA(train) creates its own traffic. fastest mode of transportation around Atlanta. Thesis: The built environment of MARTA train stations forces minorities to conform to the poor conditions of its...

AB: The Building Blocks of Atlanta: Racial Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Inequity

Hayes, Melissa Mae, “The Building Blocks of Atlanta: Racial Residential Segregation and Neighborhood Inequity.” Thesis, Georgia State University, 2006. Using the Census 2000 block group data, Melissa Hayes examines “racial residential segregation in the five core counties of Atlanta.” This study was conducted in order to prove that residential segregation has a direct correlation with discrimination and the inequalities suffered by minorities in the 21st century. Atlanta Region Race & Ethnicity Changes, 2000-2010 This article is useful for anyone needing a reliable source dealing with racial statistics and segregation in the 21st century. Within this article Hayes makes the direct correlation between class and race pointing out the difference in education opportunities and just all around community preservation. Throughout the article is a variety of comparisons of the traditional white neighborhood versus the traditional black neighborhood. Rich V.S Poor (Color Line) Hayes also goes on to say, “During the first half of the twentieth century, white Americans, through the denial of access to housing markets in metropolitan areas, created the black urban ghetto (Massey and Denton 1993).” Thus creating the color line and keeping it going from generation to generation. This information can be used in an article addressing the impact historical events still have on society today. Other interesting facts include how bank lenders made it difficult for African Americans to leave the ghetto because they will not do business with them. Just the same real estate agents demand “unreasonably inflated interests rates“ requiring higher down payments in order for African Americans to even consider leaving the ghetto. This is a great resource to use on legal racial...

!Point Thermometer! 2/22/16

64 Days To Go   Goal Options A-/A: major projects complete + 2,340-2,600 points B-/B/B+: major projects complete + 2,080-2,339 points C/C+: major projects complete + 1,475-2,079...

AB: South Dakota Ban on Transgender Students

(https://twitter.com/hollyyancnn) (http://fellowshipoftheminds.com) Holly Yan, a reporter/writer/editor for CNN Digital, wrote the article titled “South Dakota Could be First State to Ban Transgender Students in Some Restrooms” focusing on a bill South Dakota is trying to get passed forcing transgender students to use the restroom of their biological gender rather than the one they identify with. This bill was put in motion in order to ” protect the physical privacy of students from having to expose themselves, or be exposed to others, when in a state of undress or nakedness while at school or school functions,” according the bill’s author State Representative Fred Deutsch. “The state Senate passed the bill Tuesday, February 16,  in a 20-15 vote, after the state House approved it 58-10 last month. The measure now goes to Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s desk.” This news article is useful for anyone needing an example when doing research on architectural discrimination or the exclusion of the transgender community in 2016.  ...
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