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Old 04-18-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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Does it exist?
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Racism is everywhere.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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um not really there's a lot of diversity in yonkers but just as anywhere else racism does exist, as the previous poster mentioned racism is everywhere
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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Does it exist?
Where does it NOT exist?
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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Does it exist?
Racism in Yonkers has a pretty long history. As you may or may not know, for a very long time, basically right up until the 80s, Yonkers was still segregated according to jurisdiction. This effected everything from property to schools. A court ruling forced kids to attend schools outside of their neighborhoods, which naturally upset a lot of parents in Yonkers. Despite what people like to think, this lead to many parents enrolling their children into private schools. Even worse, those who could afford it moved away to more affluent areas with better public school systems, such as Scarsdale. From the 90s and until the present day, Yonkers Schools began to decline greatly in quality, with annual budget cuts constantly axing positions of long time teachers and programs. Today, Yonkers as suffered a tremendous loss through bankruptcy and budget cuts and our schools have suffered the brunt of it.

If you travel to certain areas, You can still see where the zoning segregation line in Yonkers exists, and although one would like to think it's more in theory than anything else, those who have bought property in Yonkers know there is still an unspoken of pressure on families of color to live within the zoning segregated areas by realtors. However, in the recent years, many of the worse areas of Yonkers that use to be heavily populated by minorities has gone through a gentrification process.

So to answer your question, does it exist? Well that depends. Sure, one can argue that racism exists anywhere. But can the racism that is unique to Yonkers still be found within the foundation of the city? My verdict is absolutely, and it seems there's people here who are intent on keeping it that way. The ones with power in this city see the most benefits from what has been the status quo for many years now. It's very hard to scrub this place of what's ingrained in it's DNA.

But then again, Westchester has a very ugly history with racism in general. The farther up north you go, the worse it gets.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Mt. Vernon, NY
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Racism in Yonkers has a pretty long history. As you may or may not know, for a very long time, basically right up until the 80s, Yonkers was still segregated according to jurisdiction. This effected everything from property to schools. A court ruling forced kids to attend schools outside of their neighborhoods, which naturally upset a lot of parents in Yonkers. Despite what people like to think, this lead to many parents enrolling their children into private schools. Even worse, those who could afford it moved away to more affluent areas with better public school systems, such as Scarsdale. From the 90s and until the present day, Yonkers Schools began to decline greatly in quality, with annual budget cuts constantly axing positions of long time teachers and programs. Today, Yonkers as suffered a tremendous loss through bankruptcy and budget cuts and our schools have suffered the brunt of it.

If you travel to certain areas, You can still see where the zoning segregation line in Yonkers exists, and although one would like to think it's more in theory than anything else, those who have bought property in Yonkers know there is still an unspoken of pressure on families of color to live within the zoning segregated areas by realtors. However, in the recent years, many of the worse areas of Yonkers that use to be heavily populated by minorities has gone through a gentrification process.

So to answer your question, does it exist? Well that depends. Sure, one can argue that racism exists anywhere. But can the racism that is unique to Yonkers still be found within the foundation of the city? My verdict is absolutely, and it seems there's people here who are intent on keeping it that way. The ones with power in this city see the most benefits from what has been the status quo for many years now. It's very hard to scrub this place of what's ingrained in it's DNA.

But then again, Westchester has a very ugly history with racism in general. The farther up north you go, the worse it gets.
I didn't know this. A quick Google search yields this 1985 NYT article confirming what you said.
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Old 03-13-2014, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Armonk NY
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I didn't know this. A quick Google search yields this 1985 NYT article confirming what you said.
The destruction of the Yonkers school system explains one of the reason's racism exits....there is no place in america where a predominantly african american community has not destroyed a once thriving area....we can all lie to ourselves and say its a socioeconomic issue and make excuses relating to institutional racism if it makes us feel better...its a disgrace...

Meanwhile the guy from Mexico who came here two years ago, can't speak English, busts his ass and takes care of his family doesn't seem to have nearly as many problems resulting from institutional racism? He is happy to be in a place with opportunity! Go figure??
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:25 PM
 
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Racism in Yonkers has a pretty long history. As you may or may not know, for a very long time, basically right up until the 80s, Yonkers was still segregated according to jurisdiction. This effected everything from property to schools. A court ruling forced kids to attend schools outside of their neighborhoods, which naturally upset a lot of parents in Yonkers. Despite what people like to think, this lead to many parents enrolling their children into private schools. Even worse, those who could afford it moved away to more affluent areas with better public school systems, such as Scarsdale. From the 90s and until the present day, Yonkers Schools began to decline greatly in quality, with annual budget cuts constantly axing positions of long time teachers and programs. Today, Yonkers as suffered a tremendous loss through bankruptcy and budget cuts and our schools have suffered the brunt of it.

If you travel to certain areas, You can still see where the zoning segregation line in Yonkers exists, and although one would like to think it's more in theory than anything else, those who have bought property in Yonkers know there is still an unspoken of pressure on families of color to live within the zoning segregated areas by realtors. However, in the recent years, many of the worse areas of Yonkers that use to be heavily populated by minorities has gone through a gentrification process.

So to answer your question, does it exist? Well that depends. Sure, one can argue that racism exists anywhere. But can the racism that is unique to Yonkers still be found within the foundation of the city? My verdict is absolutely, and it seems there's people here who are intent on keeping it that way. The ones with power in this city see the most benefits from what has been the status quo for many years now. It's very hard to scrub this place of what's ingrained in it's DNA.

But then again, Westchester has a very ugly history with racism in general. The farther up north you go, the worse it gets.
you hit the nail on the head. BTW, you write very well.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Armonk NY
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A court ruling forced kids to attend schools outside of their neighborhoods, which naturally upset a lot of parents in Yonkers. Despite what people like to think, this lead to many parents enrolling their children into private schools.

It upset many parents because their kids were forced to attend dangerous, crime ridden, inner city schools. It also destroyed the schools in Yonkers, like Roosevelt, that were once decent. Now they need to park police cars outside and protect the local store owners from "kids".
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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you hit the nail on the head. BTW, you write very well.
Thank you
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