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2019

Feeling Mexican Styles in Pilsen

Author: Minghao Yang Program of Study: SSD Computational Social Science Pilsen, which refers to either a populous city of Czech, or a renowned type of beer born in Czech, seems to have nothing to do with Mexico or Mexicans; however, Pilsen in Chicago is an exception, with Mexican ingredients building up its exotic culture. Before I explain the reasons,...
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2019

The Identity of Pilsen—Spanish Language Presence, Cultural Appropriation, and Gentrification

Author: Yuxin Fan Program of Study: Humanities MAPH For any visitors to neighborhoods formed by an ethnic diaspora, they must have been greeted by the profusion of street names and shop signs in foreign languages. Indeed, racial minority groups tend to congregate when migrating to a new place. It is hard for the newly nascent communities to forget the...
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2019

To Kill A Neighborhood: Urban Transport Policies and the Decline of Bronzeville

Author: Alvin Ulido Lumbanraja Program of Study: SSD MAPSS (MA Program in the Social Sciences)   Before Bronzeville gained notoriety in recent decades as a low-income, high-crime, and depopulated neighborhood, it used to be a thriving hub of the African-American community during the early to mid-20th century. Thousands of African-Americans who migrated north to escape the harsh oppressions of...
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