August 26, 2016

Friday Open Thread: Urban Renewal and the Destruction of Black Neighborhoods

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Prior to 1950s, Southwest Washington, D.C. was home to a thriving African American community.  Many of the District’s African American-owned businesses and residences were located in this area.  By 1952, however, white business leaders and members of … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Urban Renewal and the Destruction of Black Neighborhoods

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In Charlotte’s recent history, numerous black neighborhoods have been torn down or sliced in half by highways in the name of progress. Much of this occurred in the 1960s and ’70s, as Charlotte embarked on an “urban renewal” plan that destroyed its … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Urban Renewal and the Destruction of Black Neighborhoods

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The site of Lafayette Park has a long, controversial history that precedes the modernist urban development.  Centuries before Lafayette Park was built, French settlers farmed the area and named it “Black Bottom” for its dark, fertile soil and low … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Urban Renewal and the Destruction of Black Neighborhoods

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San Francisco's redevelopment agency razed the Fillmore's thriving black neighborhood and business district almost 50 years ago, promising to revamp the area and then bring the residents and merchants back. Instead, the project languished for … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: West Wing Week

This week's video hasn't been released.  In case you missed it, "How Cool is this?"  6/24/16. … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African American Economists

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Margaret C. Simms is an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and Director of the Institute's Low-Income Working Families project, a research initiative exploring challenges faced by 9 million families and their 19 million children. … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African American Economists

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William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. He has served as chair of … [Read more...]