Talk:History of African Americans in Chicago

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School project discussion[edit]

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Discussion: Andy[edit]

Hi, Precious. This is where I'll let you know of what things I'm changing and why I changed them. You can type here and ask me questions and/or respond to mine.

Footnotes

  • Okay, so I've changed some wordings around and I've been editing some of the references to make them more clear. So far I've made a reference in your first sub-section (footnote 1). You will never write anything in the Footnote section except for what is in there right now (for example, the only programming that should be in the edit box is ==footnotes== and <references/>. Those are the only things you need in there because the programming of the footnotes IN THE SECTIONS EDIT BOXES will changed what appears in the Footnote section of the article.
  • Question: If you go to your article and look at Footnote number 2, it references no one. Can you tell me who said the quote or where it came from? Send me a URL, that's fine too. 1013-andy 21:13, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Okay, so I went out and did a search and found out where the quote came from. No need to tell me. 1013-andy 05:04, 29 April 2007 (UTC)
  • All of your footnotes have been updated and are officially formatted. 1013-andy 05:04, 29 April 2007 (UTC)


References

  • Precious, all of your references have been updated and re-formatted correctly and are now in alphabetical order. If you would like to add more references to your work, you can do so looking at how I did it and also by checking out the formatting in Hacker MAL-4b.27-28. If you need anymore help with the references let me know below. 1013-andy 20:16, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Final Edits

  • Okay Precious. So I finally finished editing and reformatting your footnotes and references and the such. Everything is correct except for Footnote #4. I'm not sure where you found that information. Everything else is formatted correctly and the article is now officially updated for those sections. Any questions, let me know tomorrow in class. Good luck with the rest of the revisions! 1013-andy 06:40, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

Discussion: Dan[edit]

Hey Precious, I think your article is very well written and interesting. Im sure it is difficult to maintain a neutral stance in some sections but you managed to nail it. Good job. 1013-Dan 05:21, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

General Edits

  • I added a couple external links and fixed a grammatical error to the Contributions section. 1013-Dan 05:34, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Discussion: Kate[edit]

Hey Precious, I really think your article is very interesting, I love the topic! Your article is clear and to the point and the sub-headings are good topics to talk about. One suggestion that I have would be to reorganize the sub-headings with "Housing problems" being under the other housing section because right now it's kindof out on its own and seems out of place but it is a good section. If there is anything else that you can say about what came out of the Black Belt that would make those sections stronger. That's one of the most interesting sections of your article so if you can expand on it that would be great too! 1013-kate 16:44, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey Precious! I found a link that was written in 1933 about the rights of the African Americans in the Black Belt at the time. It's like 13 pages long but it looks really interesting and you might be able to get a few things to put in your article. Here's the link: http://www.jstor.org/view/00029602/dm992367/99p11946/0?frame=noframe&userID=8065d3d2@umn.edu/01cce4406900501bdebe4&dpi=3&config=jstor 1013-kate 01:03, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

NPOV cleanup[edit]

There are some issues with POV and sourcing in this article. I took out the worst part: "The Black Belt was an isolated location that was established to center and control a group of people. The whites living in Chicago wanted no contact and intermingling with the blacks, so this community was built for the blacks to live in." There's still a lot to do. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Makerowner (talkcontribs) 20:06, 2 May 2007 (UTC).

Agreed. I added "citation needed" tags throught on text that has POV issues. Rewording and the addition of inline references to address each tag would help immensely. Good start to the article! ChicagoPimp 16:41, 3 May 2007 (UTC)


In the article: "Because crime in African American neighborhoods was a low priority to the police, rates of violence and prostitution were also high.[1]" ... I don't know but this sounds unreasonable. It's blaming high black crime on an apparently white police force, disregarding the fact that black neighborhoods in the USA almost always tend to have much higher crime than non-black neighborhoods. Peoplesunionpro 18:11, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

page move[edit]

i'm being bold and moving this to History of African Americans in Chicago. much of this article doesn't relate to the black belt per se, but just about blacks in general. (they probably lived in the black belt, but from the sources provided we don't know.) since keeping it at this location would mean having to take out a lot of interesting content, i'm moving it. Calliopejen1 02:05, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Citation tags[edit]

Good job on addressing the citation needed tags. The article has come a long way. ChicagoPimp 14:54, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

See Also[edit]

I hope no one minds, but there are two See Also sections. I'm going to combine them.Jfknrh (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 19:46, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Needs history after WWII - 1960s and beyond[edit]

The history of African Americans in Chicago didn't end in the 1930s. Needs more on late 20th c., loss of jobs, move of middle-class out, work on open housing and civil rights, etc.Parkwells (talk) 16:48, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Update[edit]

Any clarity on what needs updating? Rich Farmbrough, 18:39, 11 August 2012 (UTC).