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The Women of Brewster Place. Discussion. First Thoughts? The Dawn and Dusk of a Ghetto Illegitimacy and Poverty “Brewster Place was the bastard child . . .” Brewster Place & Linden Hills “This is how poor people live. Melanie, you’re not poor. No, Mama, you’re not poor.”

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The Women of Brewster Place

Discussion


  • First Thoughts?

  • The Dawn and Dusk of a Ghetto

  • Illegitimacy and Poverty

  • “Brewster Place was the bastard child . . .”

  • Brewster Place & Linden Hills

  • “This is how poor people live. Melanie, you’re not poor. No, Mama, you’re not poor.”

  • The Power of Shakespeare

  • “The children chattered and tried to imitate some of the antics they had seen. Mama, Shakespeare’s black? Not yet.”

  • Stratification by the Stratified

  • “We shouldn’t be havin’ that here on Brewster and the association should do something about it.”

  • Man Problems

  • “But how you gonna be a man with them ball-busters tellin’ everybody it was my fault?”

  • The Right Connections

  • “But here was a different sort of power. The jungle-sharpened instincts of a man like that could move her . . . off of Brewster place for good.”

Discussion Points


Children Born Out Of Wedlock

Whites29%

Asians17%

Latinos53%

Blacks72%

52% of

single

mothers

below

poverty

line

  • First Thoughts?

  • The Dawn and Dusk of a Ghetto

  • Illegitimacy and Poverty

  • “Brewster Place was the bastard child . . .”

  • Brewster Place & Linden Hills

  • “This is how poor people live. Melanie, you’re not poor. No, Mama, you’re not poor.”

  • The Power of Shakespeare

  • “The children chattered and tried to imitate some of the antics they had seen. Mama, Shakespeare’s black? Not yet.”

  • Stratification by the Stratified

  • “We shouldn’t be havin’ that here on Brewster and the association should do something about it.”

  • Man Problems

  • “But how you gonna be a man with them ball-busters tellin’ everybody it was my fault?”

  • The Right Connections

  • “But here was a different sort of power. The jungle-sharpened instincts of a man like that could move her . . . off of Brewster place for good.”

Discussion Points

41% of all births to single moms

(CDC 2010)


  • First Thoughts?

  • The Dawn and Dusk of a Ghetto

  • Illegitimacy and Poverty

  • “Brewster Place was the bastard child . . .”

  • Brewster Place & Linden Hills

  • “This is how poor people live. Melanie, you’re not poor. No, Mama, you’re not poor.”

  • The Power of Shakespeare

  • “The children chattered and tried to imitate some of the antics they had seen. Mama, Shakespeare’s black? Not yet.”

  • Stratification by the Stratified

  • “We shouldn’t be havin’ that here on Brewster and the association should do something about it.”

  • Man Problems

  • “But how you gonna be a man with them ball-busters tellin’ everybody it was my fault?”

  • The Right Connections

  • “But here was a different sort of power. The jungle-sharpened instincts of a man like that could move her . . . off of Brewster place for good.”

Discussion Points


Covered In More Detail In

Sociology 255

Genocide

Expulsion

Voluntary and Involuntary

Segregation

De Jure and Defacto

Exclusion

Selective Exclusion

Glass Ceilings • Numerus Clausus

Ethnoviolence

Direct Forms Of Discrimination


  • First Thoughts?

  • The Dawn and Dusk of a Ghetto

  • Illegitimacy and Poverty

  • “Brewster Place was the bastard child . . .”

  • Brewster Place & Linden Hills

  • “This is how poor people live. Melanie, you’re not poor. No, Mama, you’re not poor.”

  • The Power of Shakespeare

  • “The children chattered and tried to imitate some of the antics they had seen. Mama, Shakespeare’s black? Not yet.”

  • Stratification by the Stratified

  • “We shouldn’t be havin’ that here on Brewster and the association should do something about it.”

  • Man Problems

  • “But how you gonna be a man with them ball-busters tellin’ everybody it was my fault?”

  • The Right Connections

  • “But here was a different sort of power. The jungle-sharpened instincts of a man like that could move her . . . off of Brewster place for good.”

Discussion Points


Cultural Capital Matters

In Kindergarten

Can Count To 20

White – 65%

Black – 69%

Hispanic – 42%

In Kindergarten

Recognizes All Letters

White – 29%

Black – 24%

Hispanic – 16%

In Kindergarten

Read To Last Week

White – 92%

Black – 78%

Hispanic – 72%

Visited Library Recently

White – 45%

Black – 44%

Hispanic – 32%

Internet Access At Home

White – 80%

Black – 61%

Hispanic – 67%

SAT Scores (Q&V Only)

White – 1061

Black – 862

Hispanic – 925

College Grad Or More

White – 27%

Black – 19%

Hispanic – 13%

HS Dropouts

White – 11%

Black – 13%

Hispanic – 27%

Covered In More Detail In Sociology 254


  • First Thoughts?

  • The Dawn and Dusk of a Ghetto

  • Illegitimacy and Poverty

  • “Brewster Place was the bastard child . . .”

  • Brewster Place & Linden Hills

  • “This is how poor people live. Melanie, you’re not poor. No, Mama, you’re not poor.”

  • The Power of Shakespeare

  • “The children chattered and tried to imitate some of the antics they had seen. Mama, Shakespeare’s black? Not yet.”

  • Stratification by the Stratified

  • “We shouldn’t be havin’ that here on Brewster and the association should do something about it.”

  • Man Problems

  • “But how you gonna be a man with them ball-busters tellin’ everybody it was my fault?”

  • The Right Connections

  • “But here was a different sort of power. The jungle-sharpened instincts of a man like that could move her . . . off of Brewster place for good.”

Discussion Points


Covered In More Detail In

Sociology 255

Black Democrats Are More Conservative Than Their Non-Black Peers

Black Conservatism

70% of Black Californians voted for Prop 8

53% of Latinos and 49% of Whites/Asians did


  • First Thoughts?

  • The Dawn and Dusk of a Ghetto

  • Illegitimacy and Poverty

  • “Brewster Place was the bastard child . . .”

  • Brewster Place & Linden Hills

  • “This is how poor people live. Melanie, you’re not poor. No, Mama, you’re not poor.”

  • The Power of Shakespeare

  • “The children chattered and tried to imitate some of the antics they had seen. Mama, Shakespeare’s black? Not yet.”

  • Stratification by the Stratified

  • “We shouldn’t be havin’ that here on Brewster and the association should do something about it.”

  • Man Problems

  • “But how you gonna be a man with them ball-busters tellin’ everybody it was my fault?”

  • The Right Connections

  • “But here was a different sort of power. The jungle-sharpened instincts of a man like that could move her . . . off of Brewster place for good.”

Discussion Points


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