Chapter 7 Summary

Chapter 7 Summary - Chad Williams Urban Social Crisis Micah...

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Chad Williams Urban Social Crisis Micah Program Chapter 7 Summary (Summary Paper #2) Title: “Every Problem a Racial Dimension” In chapter 7 of Voices of Decline by Robert A. Beauregard, the author introduces the context of the chapter by describing how public discourse during the time (1950’s- 1970’s) focuses around “The Negro Problem” during a time of political unrest and turmoil. Examples of such events include the assassination of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Anti-War movements, and a great deal of Civil-Rights movements. These events, coupled with public discourse, suggested that cities were the sites of these problems, and because of this, the public’s perception on the real situation of cities was radically skewed. “Almost every problem in the United States has a racial dimension, and the racial dimension in almost every problem is a key factor.” As Beauregard says in the beginning of chapter 7, “…commentators during this time seemed to be searching for the discursive
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