Reflection #2 - 30 Years After the Fair Housing Act” I...

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Reflection #2 GEO-204 01 2/2/14 Racial inequality has been in existence for centuries and still to this day lives on. Fortunately a great stride to integrate has occurred amongst several different races within the last fifty years. However, there is still a long journey ahead with many more battles to fight in order for all to live in a world of equality. The issue of housing clearly presents the unjust treatment against people of color. Government officials would weasel a way into passing laws that would knowingly force blacks and immigrants to move out of their homes. In several instances, low income housing would be in such poor conditions that residents would become ill because there were no regulations or health code for land lords to abide by. During my reading of the article written by Nancy Denton, “Half Empty or Half Full: Segregation and Segregated Neighborhoods
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Unformatted text preview: 30 Years After the Fair Housing Act”, I found it very interesting that two-thirds of Blacks still live in the thirty most black populated metropolitan areas from thirty years ago. This shows that there has not been enough opportunity for the residents of those metropolitan areas to move. While the living conditions in many of those cities may have improved, I think it is irrefutable that this data proves the Fair Housing Act has not quite done all it was set out to. However, as Denton wisely pointed out, it is important to realize that we do not know what the housing statistics would be today had the Fair Housing Act not been passed. In conclusion, I for one would like to see more change in the positive direction for equality but still believe that this country has made advances to reach such goals....
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