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Jake Sebastian 10/21/10 Massey This article is focused on the social racial differences between American Whites and Blacks and how the residential color line has been a constant feature of American life has been in existence for quite a long time. This article refers to the three eras of racial segregation: regional separation (1860-1920), neighborhood segregation (1920-1960), and municipal segregation (1960-present) and where blacks lived in relation to their white counterparts in different areas of the country as well as the different types of residence in population density (rural, urban, etc.). The other main topic that this article refers to is the concept of apartheid, defined as a societal policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites (Wordnetweb), which occurs both at home in America and abroad. One concept that this article is linked back to the chapter is racial inequality, or a
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Unformatted text preview: system of inequality in which members of one race are thought of and related as less worthy than members of another, resulting in discrimination and exploitation. This concept relates to the article by how blacks and whites were segregated and how blacks were often isolated on the state, municipality, county, and neighborhood levels of society. This is explained by the two lines graphs shown in the article, the first one explaining how blacks and whites were segregated and how blacks were isolated most on the neighborhood level and least on the state level by 1990. The other figures after the first two reiterate how blacks are not just isolated in the United States, and that it also occurs around the world and how it is a result of political and social trends of the past and almost evitable in todays society, especially in the area of education, structure of the metropolitan government, and open housing markets....
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