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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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discussion points

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
discussion points1

Children Born Out Of Wedlock

Whites 29%

Asians 17%

Latinos 53%

Blacks 72%

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)

discussion points2

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
direct forms of discrimination

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
discussion points3

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
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

discussion points4

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
black conservatism

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

discussion points5

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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