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Shantell Miller9/3/19Pre-Semester Reading ResponseThe article, “The Making of Space, Race and Place” by Maggie Dickensontakes a look at New York City’s war on graffiti. This war started in the 1970sand has continued to the present. During this same period, the city was goingthrough a neoliberal reconstructing process. This contributed to the reaction ofpolitical leaders, the business community, and the media. This article exploresthe racialization and criminalization of the underprivileged youth, who theauthor dotes as writers,who practiced graffiti in a very public way.After the prosperous 60s, came the 70s fiscal crisis. It was started whenUS Economic stagflation hit caused by the large movement of middle-classresidents to the suburbs and drained the city of tax revenue. This crisis hit poorpeople the hardest, but served as an opportunity for the business communityto implement policies that push out the poor and working-class citizens. The