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Unformatted text preview: de facto segregation was enforced through redlining, where bank managers would mark out 'poor' neighborhoods with a red marker (the practice theoretically discriminated by class rather than race, although urban blacks were disproportionately affected) and refuse to invest in businesses or make mortgage loans for people living there, and 'sundowning', suburbs where people of colour were prevented (sometimes officially) from entering after sundown. Despite this, as postwar societies tend to be, The Fifties were seen at the time as a society in which everything every day in every way was getting better and better. Between the space race and the relentless stream of new gadgetry here on Earth, most people confidently looked forward to a completely automated future not unlike that shown on The Jetsons . The 1956 short Design For Dreaming (later revived by MST3K ) was produced in all seriousness....
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