The Fair Housing Act of outlawed discrimination in real estate transactions but, in some respects, this law came too late.
For decades central business districts were the nerve centers of cities. In response, the Kerner Commission released a report in on the underlying causes of these riots.
To dismantle structural racism in Baltimore, we need to support vibrant, long-term community organizing with our dollars. From to80 to 90 percent of the 25, families displaced in Baltimore to build new highways, schools and housing projects were black.
Baltimore can plant these seeds today. The indictment of the six police officers responsible for the death of Freddie Grey is only the beginning of achieving real justice in Baltimore.
In recent years, courts have consistently authorized the police to employ race as a sign of an increased risk of criminality. The black areas of —and of the riots—are almost identical to the black areas of 50 years prior.
Though six cops responsible for the death of Freddie Gray were indicted, justice means both holding accountable the Baltimore police department for years of abuse and addressing system-wide disinvestment in Black communities.
The death of Freddie Gray was a spark that created a fire. While many television stations covered the turmoil breathlessly on Monday night with wall-to-wall images of raging fires, ransacked stores and other destruction, they dedicated much less time to the underlying causes of the unrest. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
By the time construction was finished, the new projects had bolstered and entrenched the segregation of the past. Access to affordable, healthy food in these predominantly Black neighborhoods in Baltimore is rare.
The factory jobs that lured African American families to urban communities during the great migration have moved to suburban areas or disappeared altogether through a combination of globalization and deindustrialization.
Their neighborhoods, already disinvested and deemed dispensable, were sliced into pieces, the parks where their children played bulldozed.
It should not be surprising that Baltimore erupted into a frenzy of violence. Here is a sampling of some of the best structural analyses of Baltimore: The real question is whether other cities will follow. They were attracted by the availability of factory jobs which paid much more than the agricultural work they performed in the south.
Because of this Waran overwhelming number of Black people have been incarcerated, thus stunting social and economic mobility for hundreds of thousands in the Black community. The people of Baltimore demand that it is. Our original charter in had separate housing tracts based along racial and religious lines — whites here, blacks there, Jews somewhere else altogether.
Lastly, government must be more meaningfully accountable to the community and proactive in its response to community demands.May 10, · How Racism Doomed Baltimore. The Baltimore riots threw a spotlight on the poverty and isolation of the African-American community where the unrest began last month.
Other cities are. Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, an African American, has generally had a reputation for measured policing in response to potential racial flashpoints.
Historical and Contemporary Modes of Racism in Baltimore, Maryland Alexandra Magill wealth and neighborhoods of white and African American Baltimore have not arisen highway give way to skyscrapers and other massive, gleaming structures.
Watch video · African Americans in Baltimore aim anger at the top. Protesters take to Baltimore streets after man’s death for the police force and as an African American who understands Baltimore’s. Baltimore and the State of American Cities The death of Freddie Gray and the protests that have sent Baltimore teetering into bedlam are part of.
Racial Segregation and the Baltimore Riots. department stores, restaurants, theaters and other places of amusement were located in central business districts. African American families in.Download