focus questions

1. Is Long Island a racially diverse place?

2. What is economic segregation and what is racial segregation?

3. Does Long Island have patterns of economic and racial segregation?

4. How do issues of segregation impact educational and job opportunities for Long Islanders of different races?

5. Does Long Island have a lot of first generation immigrants and their children?

6. What could be the negative and positive impacts of immigration on Long Island communities?

7. What can teens do to promote and strengthen diversity in their communities?

8. What can teens do to help recent immigrants and their children better adjust to living in their new communities?

9. What social policies on diversity and immigration you think should be introduced in our country?

10. What organizations on Long Island work to promote diversity and help recent immigrants to settle in their new country?


links

1. Is Long Island a racially diverse place?

Long Island Index:
http://www.longislandindex.org/data_posts/long-islands-changing-population/

Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/long-island-population-aging-gaining-diversity-1.8572887
http://www.mrformansplanet.com/Newsday12142010HispAsian.pdf  

Make The Road New York:
http://www.maketheroadny.org/article.php?ID=2738  

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/realestate/27lizo.html 
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/05/nyregion/study-calls-li-most-segregated-suburb.html

Long Island.com:
http://www.longisland.com/population.html

 

2. What is economic segregation and what is racial segregation?

The Library of Congress:
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-segregation.html 

Smithsonian National Museum of American History:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/history/1-segregated/segregated-america.html 

National Humanities Center:
http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1917beyond/essays/crm.htm 

Public Broadcasting Service:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/index.html 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/freedomriders/ 
http://www.pbs.org/beyondbrown/history/fullhistory.html 
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business-july-dec12-segregation_08-01/ 

National Park Service:
http://www.nps.gov/malu/forteachers/jim_crow_laws.htm  

Teaching Tolerance:
http://www.tolerance.org/supplement/segregation-today  

Pew Research Center:
http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/08/01/the-rise-of-residential-segregation-by-income/ 

NPR (National Public Radio):
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/13/158694543/a-new-kind-of-segregation-income-segregation 

US 2010: Discover America in a New Century:
http://www.s4.brown.edu/us2010/Data/Report/report111111.pdf 

Inequality.org:
http://inequality.org/income-inequality/ 

The National Bureau of Economic Research:
http://www.nber.org/papers/w14908 

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston:
http://www.bostonfed.org/commdev/c&b/2012/fall/geographic-segregation-role-of-income-inequality.htm

3. Does Long Island have patterns of economic and racial segregation?

Institute on Race and Poverty:
http://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/irp.pdf

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/05/nyregion/study-calls-li-most-segregated-suburb.html

Long Island Index:
http://www.longislandindex.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/download_Still_Separate_and_Not_Getting_More_Equal-The_Persistence_of_Economic_and_Racial_Inequalities_in_Education_on_LI.pdf

The Atlantic:
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/01/the-state-of-segregation-in-the-suburbs/453987/

 

4. How do issues of segregation impact educational and job opportunities for Long Islanders of different races?

Long Island Press:
https://www.longislandpress.com/2014/05/17/long-island-segregation-drives-educational-inequality-60-years-after-brown-v-boe/

Long Island Index:
http://www.longislandindex.org/2015/01/23/new-studies-by-erase-racism-and-the-long-island-index-highlight-inequities-in-education-on-long-island/
http://www.longislandindex.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/download_Still_Separate_and_Not_Getting_More_Equal-The_Persistence_of_Economic_and_Racial_Inequalities_in_Education_on_LI.pdf

Erase Racism:
http://eraseracismny.org/storage/documents/ERASE_Racism_2015_Education_Equity_Report_final_web.pdf

NY Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/16/nyregion/black-and-white-on-long-island-like-oil-and-water.html

Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/business/long-island-s-immigrant-population-impacts-local-economy-1.10496876

 

5. Does Long Island have a lot of first generation immigrants and their children?

The Wall Street Journal:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970203554104577000263988738328

Long Island Wins:
https://longislandwins.com/long-island/
https://longislandwins.com/news/latinos-largest-immigrant-group-in-nassau-county/
https://longislandwins.com/news/national/which-immigrant-group-on-long-island-is-the-largest/

The Long Island Index:
http://www.longislandindex.org/data_posts/english-language-learners/

The New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/realestate/27lizo.html 

 

6. What could be the negative and positive impacts of immigration on Long Island communities?

Hofstra.edu:
http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/academics/colleges/hclas/cld/cld_f10_immigration_impacts.pdf

The Wall Street Journal:
http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/11/19/the-economic-impact-of-long-islands-immigrant-workers/

Fiscal Policy.org:
http://fiscalpolicy.org/FPI_LongIslandImmigrationAndJobs.pdf

Newsday:
http://www.newsday.com/business/long-island-s-immigrant-population-impacts-local-economy-1.10496876

 

7.What can teens do to promote and strengthen diversity in their communities?

Connection Newspapers:
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2012/may/03/teens-promote-diversity/

Raising Children:
http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/community_activity_teenagers.html

PR Newswire:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/teens-converge-to-promote-diversity-114718199.html

Youth.gov:
http://youth.gov/youth-topics/service-learning/diversity-intercultural-service-learning

 

8. What can teens do to help recent immigrants and their children better adjust to living in their new communities?

Child Welfare Information Gateway:
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/diverse-populations/immigration/helping-immigrant-families-overcome-challenges/

American Psychological Association:
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/10/immigrants.aspx

Immigrant Hope:
http://immigranthope.org/resources/how-can-i-help-immigrants/

 

9. What social policies on diversity and immigration you think should be introduced in our country?

Erase Racism New York:
http://www.eraseracismny.org/storage/documents/education/ERASE_Racism-long-island-district-facts.pdf  

University of Wisconsin, Madison:
http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc182.pdf

Migration Policy Institute:
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/immigration-united-states-new-economic-social-political-landscapes-legislative-reform

Choices.edu:
http://www.choices.edu/resources/documents/immigration_options.pdf

City University of New York, Brooklyn:
http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/education/jlemke/papers/diversity_and_social_policy.htm

 

10. What organizations on Long Island work to promote diversity and help recent immigrants to settle in their new country?

Long Island Wins:
https://longislandwins.com/
https://longislandwins.com/service-providers-and-advocacy-groups/

Long Island Immigration Alliance:
http://www.longislandimmigrantalliance.com/

Erase Racism:
http://www.eraseracismny.org/