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Strangers- according to Georg Simmel, strangers are people who are far away from us but within our midst who are never fully accepted. There were no “black areas of town” before the 1990’s At the beginning of the 20 th Century, most blacks in northern cities lived in majority-white neighborhoods, at the end it was majority-black o Due to sharecropping, slavery, and servitude Rise of industrialism facilitated the rise of cities o Ethnic groups tended to cluster together in neighborhoods, many living in crowded slums o By the 20
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Unformatted text preview: th century prosperous European immigrants were able to move into American mainstream o “Racial Uniform” → colored people were forbidden by law and custom to live anywhere besides the slums • Agriculture (sugar) inspired many Mexican families to move north, who would be employed for minimum wage o Great Depression started in the 1930’s and whites blamed Mexicans o Mexican Reparation Programs- thousands of Mexican families were rounded up and sent back to Mexico on train More than half were US citizens...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course SOC 134 taught by Professor Shoemaker during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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