Episode 45: Making the Second Ghetto
Book: Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960 by Arnold Hirsch
Guest: Lynda Lopez
Hosts: Monica Trinidad & Page May
Date: Monday, December 31, 2018
Season Two is sticking with the theme and serving up another episode exploring housing and displacement in Chicago. Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960 by Arnold Hirsch is considered a premier text on the subject, However, at about 382 dense & jargon-filled pages, it’s a bit intimidating. Here to offer a helpful summary is life-long Chicagoan, writer, and neighborhood organizer, Lynda Lopez.
- What do the terms Black Belt, Great Migration, and Second Ghetto refer to?
- What were the "concepts and devices" of racial segregation that Chicago pioneered?
- What was the role of the universities in the "making of the second ghetto?"
- How are the policies and practices still at play today?