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”] […]

Residential segregation has been implemented in society since the early 20th century. With the policy of Redlining which zoned neighborhoods of color from white neighborhoods, as well as the introduction of the Federal Housing Authority and the laws of Jim Crow, society has been segregated for many decades and is still prevalent in New York […]

Everyone likes to think of New York City as one of the most diverse places in the World. They aren’t wrong in New York you can find residents or tourists from all around the world. This is what leads to people thinking of New York City as the “melting pot”. However, are all the diverse […]

Looking back at history, there is a lot to discuss about when we think of segregation between the different ethnicities that exist in the United States. Inequality between colored people and white people has been a big issue in the United States, dating hundreds of years back to when slavery was first established. The gap […]