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    America's Enduring Legacy

    Since the times of slavery, racial discrimination has been deeply rooted in American society, permeating various aspects of social and economic life beyond overt acts of prejudice. The enduring legacy of slavery has profoundly influenced societal norms, attitudes, and...

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    • The references to the Civil War and slavery really highlight the way that history has impacted the infrastructure in Atlanta. I also really like that you use specific examples such as zoning laws and how exactly they were used to be discriminatory toward minority communities. Is there any significance behind the splashes of color in the cars in the mostly-monochrome image you used?

    • I like the visual you added that reminds us of the actual traffic jam in Atlanta we are talking about. I appreciate the mention of how racial discrimination has been rooted in American society and how it still affects people now. I agree with the fact that zoning and urban planning has been being used to further instill discrimination.

    • Your post does well in making clear how racist and discriminatory these zoning laws are. It is clear, concise, and easy to understand. I love your last sentence it draws a call to action which is a good conclusion to a piece like this.

    • It’s a good thing that this is presenting many viewpoints and ideas about each subject because I appreciate the way everything is put together and how many different ways and emotions are shown in the various ideas. 

    • You have adopt an informative tone to trace the deep-rooted connections between racial discrimination, the legacy of slavery, and the enduring impacts of discriminatory zoning laws and urban planning on American communities. The piece is clear and well-structured, blending historical context, policy analysis, and data-driven insights to build a compelling case for addressing the systemic barriers that have perpetuated racial disparities in areas like housing, wealth, and opportunity.

    • Connecting the zoning laws to the problems at hand while also connecting it to the “economic mobility” was a very interesting take that I didn’t even think about. I like the fact that you brought them together in a very understandable way. What made you think about connecting these 2 ideas

    • I agree that racial discrimination has been rooted in the american society and how it has not only separated families based on wealth measures but also based on other factors, your perspective has pointed that out.

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