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How does the world described by LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman illustrate the urban issues we have discussed in this course Devise a community plan that would best address inner city problems such as described on Our America The world described by LeAlan and Lloyd illustrates many of the issues discussed in class They show us a world of children that have no hope Whatever hopes dwell or develop in this place quickly die out The children growing up in the Darrow Houses Cabrini Green and the Ida B Wells projects are surrounded by negativity The homes of these children are cheaply made In Cabrini Green the medicine cabinets separate each apartment If you were to remove the cabinet you would have easy access into the next apartment Desolate lots surround the homes These projects were made with catwalks giving them the jail appearance There are no playgrounds or community activities for the children There are no signs of grass because grass was never planted The people dwelling in these developments have no sense of pride in their community since its appearance is rundown and nothing is kept up The cracks in the basketball courts cement have weeds growing out of them proving the unkempt conditions The children dont ever see anything more than the long strip of housing developments that run consecutively down one strip of Chicagos south side These projects are like jail because once you grow up around them it is hard to get away or out of them Some children in the book have never been anywhere else expect for school and then back to their homes Attending school was not something to look forward to The schools environment was not conducive to learning The appearances of the schools were depressing The building had small windows and no welcoming banner There were no play areas there was concrete with cracks and weeds growing in the cracks
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