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The Decline of Detroit in Five Maps

The Decline of Detroit in Five Maps | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it

"Detroit was once the nation’s fourth most-populous city. Today, it became the largest American city to file for bankruptcy."

 

"And no discussion of Detroit is complete without mention of race and segregation. In 1950, when Detroit's population was at its peak, the city was 82 percent white. After decades of white flight, that number is reversed: the city is now 82 percent black and 10 percent white. On the map below, Detroit's city limits are obvious—especially its northern boundary, along the infamous 'Eight Mile Road.'"


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This is an intereseting technique to demonstrate population dynamics across time - wondering what an Indigenous population map of Brisbane during the last 30 years would look like ...

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Questions to Ponder: Why and how are the cultural patterns connected to the economic shifts in Detroit?  Why are the suburbs growing while parts of the central city are declining?    

Jay Ratcliff's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:35 AM

I like the article because once I got to the New York Times site, I could see my city's stats.

http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer

Jay Ratcliff's comment, August 8, 2013 7:38 AM
I did not think that they showed the time aspect very clearly. I would have like to see more data from 1950 or any data before 2005. The article talks about the decline from the 50's but does not show much from that time period.
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Intersectionality and Indigenous Feminism: An Aboriginal Woman's Perspective - The Postcolonialist

Intersectionality and Indigenous Feminism: An Aboriginal Woman's Perspective - The Postcolonialist | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
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Debbie Kilroy on Twitter

Debbie Kilroy on Twitter | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Stop Targeting Aboriginal Women Let's break down the racist, sexist misogonist systems #STAW #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/9cyOxnCNJw
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'We have no friends in parliament,' Indigenous protesters tell Canberra - The Guardian

'We have no friends in parliament,' Indigenous protesters tell Canberra - The Guardian | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Indigenous deaths in custody and cuts to funding among the grievances aired by the 200-strong protest originally planned for Australia Day
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Indigenous kids 24 times more likely to be held - The Australian

Indigenous kids 24 times more likely to be held The Australian The Productivity Commission's Report on Government Services released yesterday showed that indigenous young people aged 10 to 17 were almost 24 times as likely as non-indigenous young...
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Aboriginal group takes Newman Government to UN over fracking in Lake Eyre Basin

Aboriginal group takes Newman Government to UN over fracking in Lake Eyre Basin | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The United Nations is asked to intervene in a battle over oil and gas development in the Lake Eyre Basin.
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Australia Is Locking Up Mentally Impaired Aboriginal Men in Jail Indefinitely | VICE News

A government commission found that the country didn't live up to human rights obligations when it allowed individuals who could not be tried in court to be indefinitely incarcerated.
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You Understand, Don't You? (Short Version) - YouTube

A great little video produced by the Northern Territory Aboriginal Interpreter Service to show the difficulties of interpretation in a legal context.
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British Museum exhibit set to showcase Australian Indigenous history; includes ... - ABC Online

British Museum exhibit set to showcase Australian Indigenous history; includes ... - ABC Online | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
A major exhibition devoted to the history of Indigenous Australia is soon to open at the British Museum.
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Rottnest Lodge redevelopment: Former Aboriginal prison The Quod to no longer ... - ABC Online

Rottnest Lodge redevelopment: Former Aboriginal prison The Quod to no longer ... - ABC Online | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
A former Aboriginal prison on Rottnest Island, off Perth, will no longer be used for tourist accomodation under a plan to redevelop the island's lodge.
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Thank god - this was a disgraceful and morbid use of a former prison/death camp

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Returning Goat Island to local Aboriginal people will correct `historic ... - Sydney Morning Herald

Returning Goat Island to local Aboriginal people will correct `historic ... - Sydney Morning Herald | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Returning ownership of Sydney's Goat Island to the Aboriginal people will "correct an historic injustice", former prime minister Paul Keating says.
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Aboriginal culture celebrated at 2015 Saltwater Freshwater Festival in Coffs ... - ABC Online

Aboriginal culture celebrated at 2015 Saltwater Freshwater Festival in Coffs ... - ABC Online | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Australia day in Coffs Harbour focused on Aboriginal culture
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Park rangers join forces with Bruny Island Aboriginal community on land care - ABC Online

Park rangers join forces with Bruny Island Aboriginal community on land care - ABC Online | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service and the weetapoona Aboriginal Corporation join forces on land management and economic opportunities in south-eastern Tasmania.
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Remembering Aboriginal service in the Great War, one century on - The Australian

Remembering Aboriginal service in the Great War, one century on - The Australian | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
ONE hundred years ago this week, about 40,000 Anzacs disembarked from their troop ships in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Indigenous youth 24 times as likely to be locked up, research shows - The Australian (blog)

Indigenous youth 24 times as likely to be locked up, research shows - The Australian (blog) | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
THE extraordinary over-representation of Aboriginal children and young people in the youth justice system worsened over the past year, new figures reveal.
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A Current Affair Racism: how it affects Aboriginal Australia today.

Despite being filmed in the mid 1990s, this still has currency because today in 2014, it is still happening. on a daily basis Aboriginal People and people fr...
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Australian co-operative helps Aboriginal people fight discrimination - Co-Operative News

Australian co-operative helps Aboriginal people fight discrimination - Co-Operative News | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represent one of the most profoundly disadvantaged groups in Australian society. Now a co-operative is trying
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Over-representation of Indigenous Australians in prison a 'catastrophe ... - ABC Online

Over-representation of Indigenous Australians in prison a 'catastrophe ... - ABC Online | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
The over-representation of Indigenous Australians in prison is one of the most urgent human rights issues facing the country today, says Mick Gooda.
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Australia’s Aboriginal children - The world’s highest suicide rate | The Stringer

Australia’s Aboriginal children - The world’s highest suicide rate | The Stringer | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
2012’s total spend on Aboriginal communities reached $25 billion yet Australia’s Aboriginal youth suicide rates remain high – cruelly disproportionate t...

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What does Jan 26 signify for Indigenous Australians? - SBS

What does Jan 26 signify for Indigenous Australians? - SBS | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Dr Tom Calma has urged Australians to consider what January 26 means for Indigenous Australians. Many Indigenous people choose to mourn or not celebrate Australia Day, preferring to call it 'Invasion Day' or 'Survival Day'.
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The truth is January 26 should be First Fleet Day, not Australia Day - The Age

The truth is January 26 should be First Fleet Day, not Australia Day - The Age | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
I love this land and its people and believe I won the lottery of life being born here.
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Invasion Day: Aborigines will lay tissue paper wreaths to mark genocide - The Age

Invasion Day: Aborigines will lay tissue paper wreaths to mark genocide - The Age | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies | Scoop.it
Early in the morning on Australia Day, a small group of Aborigines will gather, with flowers made from crumpled paper in red, yellow and black, and piece together a series of floral wreaths.
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