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THERE ARE NO CHILDREN HERE ANALYSIS

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on 7 May 2014

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Transcript of THERE ARE NO CHILDREN HERE ANALYSIS

Intro to analysis
POPULATION
THERE ARE NO CHILDREN HERE ANALYSIS
Detroit,Michigan
Total population 951,270
Majority African American 81.55%
Highest rate of poverty
Declining population
Jobs and employment scarce
Bankrupt.
15.40% unemployed
Crime
1,222.7-Detriot
214.0- U.S
Officers 2,770
Education
Majority failed to meet federal standards
43.7 % dropped out
College education level 21.84%
12.31% have bachelors degree
CULTURAL RETENTIONS
VALUES There Are No Children Here
Staying together
Not being pulled by the streets
Getting a good education
Money
Leaving the projects
VALUES Legacy Doc.
Determination
Having an education
Leaving the projects
Being a role model for others
CONCEPT
Staying close with your culture and understanding who you are. Being strong
LEGACY
The family stayed together no matter what
Didn't get persuaded by gangs or drugs
Thrived for a better education
There Are No Children Here
Lajoe fears of losing kids
Lajoe made sure of father figure
Lajoe gave kids education opportunity
Social Challenges
People don't believe in the chance of the project children ever becoming something
Police brutality
Gang persuasion
People wont help the Henry Horner Homes
Concept
Understanding your values while over coming the obstacles set by others. Impact and change of the public.
There Are No Children Here
Lafeyette being draged into dangerous situations
Lajoe fearing her sons would end up like Terrence
Pharoah staying away from negative situations
Legacy Doc.
After Terrelles death family grew stronger
Family stayed together
Making a good role model for the young ones
COMMUNITY & NEIGHBORHOOD
Differences
Schools - public and charter
Lajoe more help than Wanda
Lafeyette and Pharoah had a father
Nicole had support from school
More drug influence in Book
Similarities
Poor neighborhood
Big family
Family had gang problems
Gangs and Drugs
Violence
Both parents didn't have a good education
Concept
Impact the neighborhood had and community have on the generation of project children.
There Are No Children Here
Terrence went to gangs
People died due to gang and violence
Stadium next to Henry Horner conflict
Legacy Doc.
Wanda and her drug addiction
Dorthy moving away from project
Terrell's death
Impact Of Trauma And Grief
Concept
How catastrophic events can effect and change the lives of people positively and negatively...
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Pharaoh developing a stutter
Lafayette afraid of who to trust
Ricky's trauma to Bird legs death
Legacy Doc.
Collins family convinced to do better
Wanda quitting her drug addiction
Dorthy moving away from projects
Similarities
Death
Poverty
Violence
Drugs (Paul and Wanda)
Differences
Change in Collins family Positive
Death in Collins family
Book contained violence and death around Rivers family
More death in There Are No Children Here.
Family Centerdness
Concept
How family affects, while also supporting one
another.
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Lajoe trying to keep her boys away from gangs
Lajoe keeping a father in the kids life
Lajoe depending a lot on Lafayette and Pharaoh
Legacy Doc.
Placed Kids in better school
Family convinced themselves to do better
Nicole going to college
Similarities
Both families valued their children getting a good education
Both families worked hard to give their children things they couldn't
Differences
Lajoe stayed closer to her children
Nicole didnt have a father around
Collin children had some one to look up to in their family
THE AMERICAN DREAM
The American Dream is the idea that no matter where you are from you can achieve stability, equality and happiness.
Hard-work
determination
education
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