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    HIST380E Title—subtitle The South Bronx, New York City: another northern portrait of racial divide that naturally occurred in the span of less than a century, or a gradual, but systematic reformation based on the mistaken ideology of white supremacy? A quick glance through contemporary articles on The Bronx borough convey a continuation of less-than-ideal conditions, though recently politicians and city planners have begun to take a renewed interest in revitalizing the Bronx. (HU, NYT) Some common conceptions

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    The Gory State of the South Bronx An area associated with lots of social problems, with over half of the population living below the poverty line, the South Bronx has become a community that people associate with prostitution, crime, and poverty. With two (2) juvenile detention centers, fifteen (15) waste transfer stations, and four (4) jails, the plan of the government to build a new jail in Hunts Point is most strange and unwelcome at that. “The city’s Economic Development Corporation is negotiating

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    Amazing Grace

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    Amazing Grace is a book about the trials and tribulations of everyday life for a group of children who live in the poorest congressional district of the United States, the South Bronx. Their lives may seem extraordinary to us, but to them, they are just as normal as everyone else. What is normal? For the children of the South Bronx, living with the pollution, the sickness, the drugs, and the violence is the only way of life many of them have ever known. In this book, the children speak openly and

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    Jonathan Kozol's book, Amazing Grace, analyzes the lives of the people living in the dilapidated district of South Bronx, New York. Kozol spends time touring the streets with children, talking to parents, and discussing the appalling living conditions and safety concerns that plague the residents in the inner cities of New York. In great detail, he describes the harsh lifestyles that the poverty stricken families are forced into; day in and day out. Disease, hunger, crime, and drugs are of the

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    Amazing Grace

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    pollution, infestation, and sickness of all kinds are present in South Bronx, New York. Unfortunately, children are surrounded and involved in all these problems and more. In Jonathan Kozol’s novel Amazing Grace, an evil reality full of racial segregation and alienation affect the people living in the ghetto. The personalities of these children are changed forever due to the existence of discrimination. When people from the South Bronx neighbourhood go to stores, hospitals, or churches outside of

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    for a first-year teacher. Mr. Brown’s first teaching job was arguably one of the hardest jobs in the educational profession, as his students came from the Bronx borough of New York City. In the Bronx, there are approximately thirty percent of people living below the poverty line and that is almost twice the national average of fifteen percent (Bronx Borough QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau, 2014). As one might assume, there is a strong correlation between a student living in poverty and both misbehaving

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    Critique of Geoffrey Canada's Fist Stick Knife Gun The Book “Fist Stick Knife Gun” by Geoffrey Canada is a biographical account of his childhood in the south Bronx. He and his 4 brothers were raised by only their mother. She would survive on no more than ten dollars a week. He moved several times as a child until finally landing on union avenue, the place were many of his life lessons were learned and at times applied. He learned about the ranking process of kids on union Ave. and how the only

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    In the midst of the South Bronx’s structural decline and disregard from neighboring boroughs and politicians, cultures, traditions, lifestyles and music from the South Bronx’s diverse population merge to birth new artists and art forms. In the episode Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice, Baz Luhrmann’s visual design not only demonstrates the coming of age of six young people of color, but also the transformation of hip-hop and the South Bronx. Ezekiel "Zeke" Figuero, Shaolin Fantastic, Ra-Ra Kipling

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    Scratch That: The Evolution of Turntablism

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    Scratch That: The Evolution of Turntablism South Bronx 1970’s, the Bronx is in ruins. The entire burrow was riddled with evidence of arson and poverty. Buildings, abandoned and burnt to a crisp. Some buildings, however, were still occupied by tenants but were dirty and terribly maintained, which were most likely the results of slumlords, who would raise the rent until the tenets can no longer afford to pay. In which case they would hire thugs to burn it down, and the slumlord would collect on the

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    Hipm Hop Vs Hip Hop

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    in the previous century. But in a deeper sense the comparisons ring true: the blues emerged during Jim Crow, transcended their local origin and translated to every corner of the globe. Hip-hop forced its way through the rubble of the 70's-era South Bronx on its way to become the international phenomenon it is today. Both forms represented end runs around stalled political processes (the Reconstruction, and the failures of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, respectively); each involved great rechannelings

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