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... with crime and unmoral activity. This also takes into consideration the fact that due to this label they were denied police assistance, hospital care, jobs, and tenant care. Crime-infestation in the Robert Taylor homes can be better understood as a situation in which there can be multiple points of views. One can choose to see crime as the cause of a community lacking crucial necessities or the preexisting labels created by white communities concerning the Chicago Project homes.
In conclusion, Sudhir’s experiences lead him to believe that the preexisting problems in the community was something that he could not effortlessly change as an ethnographer. In “Gang Leader for a Day”, by Sudhir Venkatesh, racism and preexisting labels lead to less opportunities and higher crime rates which in turn caused the eventual demolition and failure of the Robert Taylor Homes.
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