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Hello Sylvia, look forward to working with you on this wiki project. - Best, MarkDilley

Thanks Sylvia~  :) Working on the wiki page takes a bit of time, but I think I'm becoming a wiz on here, lol. Ahmina

Sylvia, I have a question about the instruction "DO NOT SUBMIT COPYRIGHTED WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION." Shouldn't it be "without permission or attribution?" I was going to post the excerpt below from a book I'm reading, which seemed to resonate with the USSF 2010 discussions, and I don't see how posting a few paragraphs of published, copyrighted work that identifies the author would be inapprpriate here (but maybe Ijust don't get it...).

“Melting pot Harlem – Harlem of honey and chocolate and caramel and rum and vinegar and lemon and lime and gall.” So the venerable Langston Hughes recalled his adopted neighborhood in 1963. To most black Americans, Harlem – the Mecca for black artists, intellectuals, and entertainers – evoked intense, contradictory feelings. Its tenements continued to fill with migrants from the south who were seeking the promise of jobs, pleasure, and politics. But Harlem was also one of New York’s most run-down and dangerous neighborhoods, a symbol of “ghettoization.” Its decrepit, overcrowded buildings were mostly owned by unscrupulous slumlords, its streets the contested terrain of vicious gangs and brutal cops, its commercial district a mix of black-owned businesses, mostly in the shadows of white, absentee-owned shops. “Harlem is a prison,” argued Noel Marder, head of Back-Our-Brothers, a community organization, in the spring of 1963. Marder’s neighbors shared his complaint. A 1966 survey of Harlem residents offered a sobering reflection on the neighborhood’s woes: Poor housing, drugs and crime, and the lack of police protection were high on the list. Infant mortality in Harlem was twice that of New York City as a whole. Forty percent of Harlem’s housing was classified as uninhabitable or dilapidated. Six out of ten area high school students did not graduate. Despite the romance of Harlem, only 17 percent of its residents stated they would stay in Harlem if they could find housing options elsewhere; only 6 percent hoped that their children would grow up there. It was a place of promise and peril – one that generated everyday political activism and a sense of communal pride and identity unmatched anywhere else in North America – and, at the same time, a place of wrenching poverty and powerlessness.

Harlem stood out for its size and for its national symbolic importance. But it was not unique. Every big northern city had its own Harlem, its own vibrant equivalent of 125th Street, and its own neighborhoods whose residents lived in unspeakable squalor. Black Detroiters congregated in the Twelfth Street district … Each became, in the words of Detroit activists Grace and James Boggs, “the Black Man’s Land,” territory that reflected the aspirations and the oppression whose intertwined effects gave 1960s-era black America its distinctive politics. Each was a landscape created by more than two generations of public policies that marginalized blacks and steered whites and their investments away from central cities; each was a terrain whose very existence was the consequence of exploitation.

Thomas J. Sugrue, “Sweet Land of Liberty” Pp. 400-401

looks like an image upload problem

probably need to add a ticket to the tracker. ~~ MarkDilley

Hi Sylvia,

I tried to do a minor edit for the card edit. Not sure if it got thru. It's a minor edit which would add the term "gender just" after multiracial. Thanks for seeing that it is included in the new edit. Rose. gjwg