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By Judith Goode

What occurs while humans from diversified racial and ethnic backgrounds come jointly to reside and paintings within the comparable local? This publication seems to be on the interplay of immigrant populations in 3 Philadelphia neighborhoods. It considers 5 basic teams - whites, African american citizens, Puerto Ricans, Koreans, and japanese Europeans.

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Typical Italian or Jewish immigrants inhabited a tract with many people of their background, but not a majority (Hershberg 1981). This was even true of African Americans. As workplace and residence became less connected in the commuter city, class and race came to dominate residential patterns. While African Americans were always more segregated than other groups, it is not until 1950 that census tracts appear that are more than 50 percent African American (Goldstein 1986). This segregation process was exacerbated by the racial polarization of suburbanization and the pivotal North Philadelphia riots in 1964, which accelerated the exodus of white residents and businesses.

Rise and Decline The political-economic history of the city has been well documented in the works of Sam Bass Warner (1968) and Theodore Hershberg (1981) in terms of several transformations. Each period of economic change is characterized by different patterns of immigration and spatial patterns of settlement. Seen from the perspective of the immigrant, each wave of newcomers entered a different opportunity structure in the labor and housing markets. There are two reasons to talk about these demographic facts.

The second is a textbook example of prejudice in action-many of the resorts tell the "Jewish" correspondent that the resort is full, while "non-Jews" are regularly told that there are vacancies (Allport 1988, 4-5). As discussed throughout this book, some community organizers, media presentations, and people in the community in Philadelphia would often consider both cases as harmful prejudice. Saying anything negative about people from another group is racism; any action that excludes people from another group is considered an example of prejudice.

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