Adrian Fenty’s tenure as mayor of Washington D.C. is a perfect example of the impact of black elite displacement. For one thing, the difficulties faced by a political entrepreneur are the direct result of running a deracialized campaign. A deracialized candidate cannot ignore the black vote and the ideal of linked fate especially if African-Americans comprise a majority of the electorate. Additionally, elite displacement can be observed in an open race where the incumbent has picked a successor. As a political entrepreneur, Fenty could not depend on the black political establishment to be of assistance to his campaign.
This situation is happen to often ,when we are suppose to be more equal, but yet we are not being treated as such. How should we address these issue of police brutality? I feel if Black American have the economic standing and political the social will follow. As stated before, money is definitely power, therefore by economic gain we should be to have power or all that is destructive. I am not suggesting that Black American should go out as vigilantes, but I am recommending that Black American use the ideas of Leaders as Malcolm x, Martin, Washington and Du Bois to excel ourselves.
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But existing societal conditions remnant of the evil specter of slavery have created a persona within the common black identity that is fundamentally opposed to business success. Nagel writes: “Culture is constructed … by the actions of individuals and groups and their interactions within the larger societ... ... middle of paper ... ...tion, and the economic status of a historically deprived people certainly won’t be an exception. As many successful black entrepreneurs have proven, it is very much possible for good businessmen to succeed greatly despite the opposition, and there is still plenty of room for success. Works Cited Cummings, Scott. “African American Entrepreneurship in the Suburbs: Protected Markets and Enclave Business Development.” Journal of the American Planning Association Winter 1999: 50-61.
During the 1960s and 1980s, it was unable to carry out modern planning because of the alternation of social, economic and cultural aspects. Sandercock indicates that the Chi... ... middle of paper ... ...instance, let's say you build a system of roads, bridges, water, sewer etc. throughout an entire city. All those factors cost millions in taxpayer funds. If those projects do not attract businesses and increase employment in the city which generates tax revenues, how is the city going to pay off the bonds it sold to pay for the infrastructure?
Was Detroit built upon a domed economic system making its ultimate fall inevitable? Possibly, the financial ramification that accompanied the rise and fall of the auto industry has indubitably been felt across the entire city. Like a man taught to fish, Detroit ate well, until the metaphorical source of fish dried up. Instead of being able to establish new source industry, Detroit was unable to establish a new way of revitalizing the city and instead followed the trends of borrowing seen across the country. Borrowing became the trend to supplement city revenue and soon Detroit overwhelming debt would come back to haunt it.
Today Detroit remains one of the most segregated cities in the United States, although segregation was outlawed years ago because of the economy. Citizens of Detroit are faced with loss of jobs, for closures, schooling changes, and constant leader changes within the city. Personally I don’t think blacks and whites or any other race have problems with each other it’s just certain circumstances in Detroit brings the issue of division among races. Over the past couple of years Detroit has been faced with many layoffs. Two major causes for layoffs were the Big Three Automobile companies and Detroit filing for bankruptcy.
And the suburban property values outside New Orleans depend on the availability of jobs and an active economy in the Central Business District. So places like Metairie and River Ridge or “edge cities” really rely on the strength of the central city of New Orleans. Therefore it should be the vested interest of both city and suburban residents to scrutinize federal policy that affects the economic health of all cities. After reading Place Matters, I realized that all city mayors have struggled and will continue to struggle with addressing and implementing a plan for the concentration of poverty in their cities. They all take different approaches- some believe that instead of concentrating on anti-poverty programs, they want attract new investments, such as international companies to promote smart growth.