Question a.: There is so much going on in this podcast regarding housing segregation–what are the things that stick out to you?
Question b: How are you making sense of the connection the hosts are making between housing segregation and Freddie Gray’s death in 2015? (if you are unfamiliar with Freddi Gray, please find some information about him and his case. You can start here or here, but try to find some other information as well).
Question: Saunders (2018) writes about how he and his siblings are successful despite a lack of generational wealth.
How are you making sense of how housing and schooling are related?
Read/Skim this foundational academic article:
Massey, D., & Denton, N. (1993). The construction of the ghetto. (PDF)
Question: How do the authors define “ghetto” in this chapter?
Skimming this articles, what are some key points you are taking away from each section?
Before the ghetto?
Creating the ghetto?
Shoring the Bulwarks of Segregation?
What are some figures that stand out to you? Why?
Skim this NYT article:
Hannah-Jones, N. (2016). Choosing a school for my daughter in a segregated city. (You need to use your MSU email address to sign up here for access)
Question: Nikole Hannah-Jones (2016) talks about her conversation with her husband Faraji and what school they should send their daughter to. She writes that her husband was worried, “that we would be hurting Najya if we put her in a high-poverty, all-black school. “Are we experimenting with our child based on our idealism about public schools?” he asked. “Are we putting her at a disadvantage?”
How are you making sense of their decision to send their daughter to P.S. 307? And of the ways P.S. 307 & P.S. 8 are interacting throughout this article?
How do you make sense of this quote from the article?
“Diversity functions as a boutique offering for the children of the privileged but does little to ensure quality education for poor black and Latino children.”
Or this quote:
“Housing segregation and school segregation have always been entwined in America. But the opportunity to buy into “good” neighborhoods with “good” schools that de Blasio wants to protect has never been equally available to all.”
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