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In 1910 most blacks still lived in the south However from 1910 onwards there was a great black migration to the north Many blacks were getting fed up of the way they were treated in the south and decided to move to the lest racist north is search of jobs in the factories in the big cities However when they arrived they could only get the lowest paid jobs and ended up working in the factories and living in the ghettos Once they got into the ghettos it was almost impossible to get out They got stuck in the poverty cycle and many turned to drugs and crime However some blacks did get good jobs and nice houses although they were a small minority Although blacks moved to the north to escape poverty in the south it was still a very real factor in the north and living in the ghettos was a dreadful reality The ghettos were dirty as so many people lived in them and they didnt have the means to clear up after themselves so disease could spread very easily There was very little medical care in the ghettos so once disease had established itself there was very little way of stopping it spreading There was poor heating in the ghettos and water and toilet facilities were shared which also helped to increase the spread of illness among people living in the ghettos The ghettos were extremely badly built as they were the worst housing in the cities and there were many accidents in the ghettos and in the streets around them as there were no facilities for children to play in so many played in the roads and there were often young children knocked down by reckless drivers The main cause for accidents in peoples home was unstable flooring and poor electrical connections which resulted in electric shocks Also blacks living in the ghettos were looked upon
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