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Does Context Matter: Economic Development and Black Displacement. Brandi Blessett 2011 NASPAA Annual Conference. Revised NASPAA Standards. Diversity is addressed in a variety of ways: Promote a climate of inclusiveness Recruit and retain diverse faculty and students

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does context matter economic development and black displacement

Does Context Matter: Economic Development and Black Displacement

Brandi Blessett

2011 NASPAA Annual Conference

revised naspaa standards
Revised NASPAA Standards
  • Diversity is addressed in a variety of ways:
    • Promote a climate of inclusiveness
    • Recruit and retain diverse faculty and students
    • Enhance educational experiences and cultural interactions of students
  • Student outcomes
    • Ability to communicate and interact with a changing workforce and citizenry
2010 census data
2010 Census Data
  • Population changes
    • Latinos - 16%
    • African Americans - 13%
    • Asians - 5%
  • US Census reports by 2050, African Americans, Asians, and Latinos will make up 50% of the population
demonstrating capacity
Demonstrating Capacity
  • Competencies indicate the necessary effort for a task or activity to be performed successfully (Daley, 2012).
    • Minimum requirements for a job
    • Identifies the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities (SKA) for effectiveness
    • Encompass results
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New Deal Culture

Public investment

Environment

Urban Deterioration

  • Blight
  • Disinvestment
  • Substandard housing

Economic growth/

Business expansion

Public-private partnerships

Enabler

Interstate Highway System of 1956

Housing Act of 1937

Housing Act of 1949

Racism

Use eminent domain

Site public housing locations

Accumulate land

Route highways

Strategies

Business expansion

Secure profits

Attract capital investments

Displacement

Neighborhood destruction

Re-segregation

Outcomes

baltimore maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
  • Phases of economic development
    • Public housing: push-pull
    • Urban renewal: complete dispossession
  • Outcomes
    • >25,000 people displaced (90% African American)
    • Reorganization of people and space
miami florida
Miami, Florida
  • Economic development
    • Public housing: push-pull
    • Transportation: neighborhood destruction
  • Outcomes
    • >35,000 families displaced
    • Fulfill racial desires ‘remove every Negro family from the city limits’
cape town south africa
Cape Town, South Africa
  • Apartheid system
  • Public policies
    • Group Areas Act
      • Removal, relocation, restricted movement, limited access to public facilities
  • Outcomes
    • >4 million people displaced
    • Financially and psychologically damaging to families
cultural competencies
Cultural Competencies
  • Understand personal bias regarding racial and ethnic minorities
  • Acknowledge the historical context of administrative actions with regard to minority populations
competencies cont d
Competencies (cont’d)
  • Recognize power and privilege relationships and its implications for underrepresented groups
  • Value the experiences and contributions of racial and ethnic minorities
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Creates awareness
  • Provides real-world examples of past injustices
  • Highlights the role of the administrator