A Theme of Diversification: Within the Web Design of the Online Atlanta Magazine

The Atlanta Magazine is an online magazine that has been issuing daily articles and coverage about the metropolitan Atlanta area since 1961. It features each aspect of Atlanta, Georgia from best restaurants to best things to do. Mostly everything there is to know is tackled on this online site and had caused it to gain the great title of” the father of city magazines” given by TIME magazine. It is said that the “city’s only general-interest magazine, Atlanta is recognized regionally and nationally for journalism and design excellence.”(atlantamagazine.com) However, there becomes a problem when various headlines and articles are streamed on the site, yet only one type of race is displayed. Racial diversity on this site is not present, only racial domination of Caucasian men and women. This causes a question to arise among the Atlanta-raised minorities that aren’t shown on the site. How can Atlanta magazine be a depiction of my city, one which is racially diversified, if the articles convey the Atlanta population as predominately white? Some may argue that a few articles do not and will not change the true major population that minorities upheld in Atlanta, but it does distort the minorities’ positions. The problem is that the non-diversified “excellent design” is praised an just goes to show that our society put one race above another instead of ruling out and calling for total racial equality. As I began to scroll down and click on various articles, the images and pictures all held similarity. According to Atlanta magazine, white culture is the main culture taking place in Atlanta, Georgia at this moment. White women, men and children of...

(DRAFTING) Publix at Piedmont: Merging the Downtown, Midtown, and Old Fourth Ward Communities of Atlanta

When I was first hired, my department manager told me, “I’ve worked for Publix for [X] years and this is the most interesting store I’ve ever worked at. We have to deal with things that most stores will never encounter.” Unlike Joseph, I would have nothing to compare my store experiences to. One of the main reasons why I chose to attend school in Atlanta was because of the vast diversity of the city. While I do see the diversity of population at Georgia State and other public places in Atlanta, self-segregation is blatant in most observations. Segregation was legal in the city a little over 50 years ago, and even though the spearhead of the Civil Rights Movement took place in Atlanta, the strife of racial bias continues to...

Works Cited

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Atlantans Transported (Conclusion)

Plans are being made to improve the public transportation system of Atlanta. The CEO of MARTA is striving for expansion, and the city hopes to add 200 miles of bike lanes by the year 2030. (4)(5) Access to areas that were once hard to reach will solve the problem of architectural exclusion for many people. No one should feel stranded or stressed because they cannot reach their destination Public transportation should enable all to get where they need to go to live a successful, happy, and healthy life.       (source 4): Blau, Max. “Back On Track.” Atlanta 55.6 (2015) : 106-117. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.   (source 5): Blau, Max. “The Bike Czar.” Atlanta 55.10 (2016) : 17-21. MasterFILE Elite. Web. 21 Mar. 2016....

“Wait, but can I get there on MARTA?” (Part 2)

Poor public transportation can leave some people feeling stranded. Schedules must be made to coincide with the schedule of public transport. People are forced to endure long wait times and long routes to their destination. Sometimes taking public transportation is not even an option. Personally, I can’t get home on MARTA as the rail line does not go to my city. I am bound by the limitations of MARTA. (3) This type of architectural exclusion is a stress for the people that face it. Public transportation is a system that is supposed to fulfill the needs of the public. Instead of doing so, the public transportation systems limits those who rely on it.       MARTA rail line and stations.         (source 3)...

Built Environment Analysis: Atlantic Station

Screenshot of Google Maps with Atlantic Station pin dropped The built environment of Atlantic Station promotes diversity of socioeconomic class, race, age differences among its visitors by providing a variety of stores and restaurants that a wide range of people are able to enjoy.   Atlantic Station was not always the aesthetically appealing outlet mall we know today. Before is become a stomping grounds for people of all races, backgrounds, and ages, it was the site of the Atlantic Steel Company. Originally established as the Atlanta Hoop Company, “the mill specialized in the manufacture of “wagon wheels and cotton bales.”   By the 1950’s, business soared with “more than 2,300 people employed at the mill, manufacturing 750,000 tons of steel products a year.” In the late 1970’s, the mill was bought by a Canadian steel manufacturer, Ivaco Inc. and Atlantic Steel was forced to cut back operations as the foreign competition in the steel industry increased in the 1980’s. in 1998, operations completely ceased. Picture of a MARTA train car (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Lindbergh_Station.jpg) Atlantic Station provides shuttles to and from the Arts Center MARTA train station for visitors who use public transportation. Visitors can also utilize MARTA bus stations and the cab stand that are conveniently located in and around the shopping center. In my opinion, Atlantic Station makes it a point to ensure that it accessible to people from all socioeconomic classes. The MARTA buses operate on the weekdays from 4:45a.m. to 1:00 am and on the weekends from 6a.m. to 1a.m. the MARTA trains operate everyday with frequencies of about 20 minutes between each train.          ...
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