Harlem Flats and Public Conscience

April 1935
America;4/20/1935, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p35
The article discusses the economic factors that trigger the riot that occurred in Harlem, New York City on March 19, 1935. It says that the problems on rent and unemployment, which is caused by discrimination, are principally blamed for the conditions of inhabitants in the city. It attributes the root problem of African Americans and other racial inhabitants of the city to private or family ownership which is practically nothing. In the author's view, selfishness is the main obstacle to the achievement of common good in a nation.


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