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Discrimination against African Americans within the United States has been a recognised problem for decades Many were forced into sub standard accommodation in areas of cities which came to be known as ghettos during the first half of the twentieth century Within the ghettos the African American community became a segregated underclass The poverty experienced by the black community was amplified by the discrimination in employment the better jobs being reserved for white workers More recently during the 70s and 80s campaigns have been set up to end the segregation of the black community Although the majority of white community agrees with the principal of these campaigns many still have problems with the practical implications The result is that urban segregation in the United States is still a serious problemIn the early 80s the United States got pretty rich young people were getting more successful and women were making it in business more than ever before Changes like this were obviously being picked up on by the art world New or neo expressionism was beginning to appear and work to do with age gender and ethnic background was becoming more and more popular The art world imitated the financial world and started to charge huge prices for the work of big name artists At this time not just artists were celebrities some gallery owners and dealers were getting as much praise such as Mary Boone The most interesting thing to come out of the period was the way that work that was post-modern was becoming more recognised That is at least from the point of view of the galleryIt is thought that the first writer in New York if not the first to get noticed was TAKI 183 He was called so as he lived on 183rd street and his real name was Dimitrius the Greek name for which Taki is a nickname His name appeared so regularly because he had a job as a
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