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THE SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION 4 dangerous and threatening. Between black and white space, travel usually goes in one direction. While white people usually avoid black spaces, black people are required to navigate the white spaces as a condition of their existence.Black ghettos, and whites’ attitudes about them, emerged after slavery, and reinforced what slavery had established, that the black person’s place was at the bottom of the American racial order, the ghettos helping to fuse in the public mind lowly status with black skin.In the minds of the white majority, the ghetto became a fixture of mental as well as physical space. Each generation of white people became socially invested in the lowly place of black people; these people understood their own identity in terms of who they opposed, and this positionality was passed on from racist generation to racist generation. The link to the ghetto is a feature that most defines black people in the white sociological imagination. References Mills, W. C. (1959). The Sociological Imagination. Chapter One: The Promise. Anderson, E. (2018). Black Americans are asserting their rights in “white spaces.” That’s when ….. whites call 911. Retrieved July 14, 2019 from Vox.com: ….. -
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