When government go wrong + institutional alternatives
Materials for class on Thursday, November 14, 2019
Links to stuff mentioned in class
- Paul Reeve, Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness: Historical study of how Mormons were considered nonwhite throughout the 1800s and early 1900s
- Anthony Abraham Jack, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students: In-depth sociological study of how elite colleges forget to look at the assets of their students and instead only consider the income side of financial assistance. He has a short version of his argument in the New York Times.
- The Parable of the Polygons: An interactive simulation of how individual preferences can cause entire societies to be segregated
- Atlanta redlining map: Overlay FHA maps of redlined areas onto modern Atlanta
- The Atlanta airport and College Park: You can overlay the plans for the 1967 expansion of ATL on top of existing Colelge Park homes
- The University of Virginia’s Racial Dot Map: Map showing the current distribution of the US population by race. Zoom in on Atlanta to see the lasting legacy of segregation and white flight.
- Hasan Minhaj on Utah’s (now dead) policy of housing the homeless
Clearest and muddiest things
Go to this form and answer these three questions:
- What was the muddiest thing from class today? What are you still wondering about?
- What was the clearest thing from class today?
- What was the most exciting thing you learned?
I’ll compile the questions and send out answers after class.