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The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Derrick E. White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines how the Institute of the Black World (IBW), led by historian, theologian, and political activist Vincent Harding, mobilized Black intellectuals in identifying strategy to continue ... More


Barack Obama’s White Appeal and the Perverse Racial Politics of the Post–Civil Rights Era

Paul Street

in Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460216
eISBN:
9781626740426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460216.003.0014
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that it is historically significant that droves of whites are willing to embrace a black presidential candidate. Indeed, forty years ago, it would have been impossible for a black ... More


Confronting the New Boss: Struggles for Home and Community in the Postsegregation Era, 1965–1985

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 1 provides a demographic profile of the St. Thomas and the collective efforts residents mounted to address their grievances.


Dancing in New York

Halifu Osumare

in Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056616
eISBN:
9780813053530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056616.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the author’s return to the US after almost 3 years in Europe and continues to explore her blackness in the post-Civil Rights era of the early 70s (first in Boston and then in ... More


Managing Contradictions: The Coalition to Stop the Demolitions

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 7 studies the role that nonprofits played in undermining the efforts of New Orleans public housing communities post-Katrina.


Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

John Arena

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the early 1980s the tenant leaders of New Orleans St. Thomas public housing development and their community activist allies were militant, uncompromising defenders of the city’s public housing ... More


No Hope in Hope VI: Dismantling Public Housing from the Nation to the Neighborhood

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 4 analyzes how federal public housing policy was “neoliberalized” in the 1990s, the embrace of “reform” by New Orleans developers and public officials, and how federal initiatives were worked ... More


When Things Fall Apart: From the Dreams of St. Thomas to theNightmare of River Gardens, 1996–2002

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 5 chronicles the creation of the final redevelopment plan, the promises broken by developers, the mayor, and housing officials, internal divisions, and the final eviction of the residents. ... More


Whose City Is It?: Hurricane Katrina and the Struggle for New Orleans’s Public Housing, 2003–2008

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 6 looks at the struggle to defend New Orleans public housing communities, and the role that nonprofits played in undermining those efforts, post-Katrina.


ConclusionLessons from New Orleans

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the conclusion I identify the lessons–the “silver lining”–that the human-made disasters of St. Thomas and Katrina can provide for reigniting a movement for racial and economic justice.


Undoing the Black Urban Regime: Resistance to Displacement and Elite Divisions, 1986–1988

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 2 outlines the expansion, and intertwining, of tourism and gentrification in New Orleans. I then detail and evaluate the effectiveness, in the context of electing the city’s second black ... More


Neoliberalism and Nonprofits: Selling Privatization at St. Thomas, 1989–1995

John Arena

in Driven from New Orleans: How Nonprofits Betray Public Housing and Promote Privatization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677467
eISBN:
9781452948102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677467.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 3 continues a focus on political strategy by addressing how and why the St. Thomas residents and their advisors undertook a dramatic political reversal by forging a partnership with the ... More


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