Segregation in America- 2012 and beyond
In some urban /suburban/exurban areas that I am familiar with throughout the country, I still see a lot of segregated neighborhoods.
Most will disagree on what the cause is of this and why integration has not seemed to have worked in and around our major cities and suburban areas.
Setting the reasons for segregation aside, (if you can), what can be done to have a more balanced integrated society that is more reflective of the percentage of minorities in this country?
How can the segregation that still exists so prominently in many urban areas NOT perpetuate inequality in economic opportunity and educational opportunity? Does the fact that some people say that Welfare does not work mean we can just ignore these problems?
Historically, I recall how segregation existed in the 1960's in wher I grew up. High-rise housing projects were constructed and isolated from white neighborhoods with a large expanse of divided highway, fencing and train tracks.
The 1964 Civil rights act section on busing was met with anger and sometimes violence in white neighborhoods seeking to keep their public schools free of black students. yes, this was in 1969 not 1869.
Recently a black family in a suburban area near where I live was forced out by a Landlord after he received continuing calls and pressure from white neighbors. They were out flying Confederate flags on their pick-ups and posting them in their windows.
Yes, we dare not use the "R" word to accuse anyone of racism but what about segregation? Why is it still a problem and what can be done about it,,,or do you even care?