Reflection

REFLECTION 3

A point from chapter 2

The most striking point from the chapter is the racial and economicsegregation that exists in Oakland. It is clear that the hills inOakland are meant for the rich and the white families while thedilapidated flats in east and west of Oakland are meant for the poorAsians, blacks and Latinos. The sale of houses on the Hills was onlyallowed for whites which is an indication of the racial segregation.It is perceived that the houses and families on the hills in Oaklandare rich as opposed to the poor youths who live and organize theirpolitical campaigns in the east and west sections of Oakland wherethere are flats. This is a clear indication of the economicsegregation. This point of racial and economic segregation is a majorand interesting point in the chapter. The point is most interestingconsidering that there have been changes in terms of the segregationin recent years. It is also interesting to learn how the people ofcolor struggled to fit into a neighborhood that they were not wanted.

A point from chapter 3

The main point and the most interesting point in this chapter is theargument that racism and other forms of segregations in housing,schooling, employment and political representation are alreadydefeated. The point being put across is that today’s generationsuch as the urban youth have nothing to worry about regardingsegregation since the previous generation fought segregation in the1960s and the 1970s. This is despite the current segregation againstthe people of color. This is an interesting point to note in thechapter since racism and other forms of segregation are still evidentin numerous sectors in the US economy. It is worth noting that theprocess of fighting segregation is a continuous process in the US.This makes this point eve more interesting considering that the oldergeneration believes that it brought to conclusion the issue ofsegregation.