The Urban Inquirer
A blog produced by students at Queens College, CUNY

Was Bob Dylan’s hit song, ” The Times They Are A-Changin’” (1964), way ahead of its time? A 1963 article in The New York Times declared that, “segregation is as much a fact of life [in the North] as it is in the South.” According to The Times, “almost invariably the color of [“the Negro’s”] […]

As we continue to learn more about economic inequality , there are many aspects and issues in ur country that can be come into mind. In the article below, it goes into the many percentages and breaks down and shows how hard it is, for the ones in poverty to be able to obtain affordable […]

  Will Jobs Solve Residential Segregation? Residential Segregation For over the past few centuries, there has been plenty of trial and error on how to end segregation, create equality, and make peace between all races. Yes, the United States has come along way, but there is still inequality and segregation; residential segregation to be specific. […]

During this semester I attained lots of knowledge for the different theories of economic inequality existing and the many monumental historical moments which changed the U.S. economy. This has helped me see things in America in a different light. I believe my understanding of the political institutions and policies during the 20th century has evolved, […]

Globalization and privatization have been flourishing in the United States lately. Ever since the 1990’s it has exploded and allowed many business to flourish and create their products for much cheaper while selling them for a hefty price. What isn’t talked about however is how it can have an impact on the economy if the […]

Economic Inequality “Economic inequality has impacted the US and will continue to impact the US until a balance within our economy occurs. A proper definition of economic inequality can be, an imbalance of opportunity distributed within an economy.  One of the fragments or main focal points of economic inequality seems to be income. An imbalance […]

The United States is the most unequal of all western nations. Out of the top 20 most developed nations, the U.S. has the most extreme concentration of wealth. The richest 1% earns more than double what the majority makes. What causes economic inequality? I have the same question, and there are many different theories. The […]

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself “how did they get there?” whenever you looked at a person or group of people who are really successful? Is it because they work or have worked any harder then we have? I mean I think I work really hard and i’m guessing you would say the same […]

"The Odyssey"

Oh America, how we Salute you and worship you for your great opportunities which defines yourself as the “Land of the Free” and a place where there is a high chance of the  “American Dream” being obtained. Well my fellow Americans, I’ve got some news for you and if you haven’t realized it yet, you […]

We all know that our bosses that are in executive positions must be getting a higher paycheck than our average worker salary of about $35,000 dollars. But the question is do we know how much more the CEO’s of the companies we work for are actually getting paid. It’s an issue that has been prominent […]

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I took a trip to my old “home away from home” neighborhood, Tribeca, in the Borough of Manhattan. I use to go to school around there. My school was called BMCC and It was located on chambers street near the world trade center. As I explored my old neighborhood I noticed the familiar sight of […]

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     Rich & Poor in Flushing, NY       In everyday life, you walk around thinking what’s best for you and the people you care for. You usually see a homeless man or woman on the side of the street and move on with your day. It’s becoming so normal to see homeless […]

    For this assignment, I walked around the neighborhood of Corona. The city where I’ve lived for 90 percent of my life. As I walked around, I noticed some signs of poverty in different parts of Corona. Some houses were worn down and looked in unlivable conditions. People struggling to get by with what […]

Having grown up in the suburbs on Long Island, I can’t say I’ve been exposed to a great deal of poverty. Living in a predominantly white neighborhood and having gone to private, Catholic school for 16 years, coming to Queens was obviously eye-opening. For my research, I thought it most valuable for me to observe […]

In society today, poverty along with many other factors contribute to society in negative and harsh ways. With inequality, and the fact that difference between rich and poor people being so large and consistent is caused because of many things. When thinking looking at it in an individualistic manner, one can see how a specific […]