Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Race & Place" Midterm Question

Describe Hall's childhood local library, the "yellow palace." What where it's features/barriers? Where was it located within the community? (pp.30-2)

The "yellow palace" had limited features compared to the "white cathedral," with only two areas for reading, "each no larger than [her] grandparents' sitting room." Also, it had "'early closing hours'" compared to the "white cathedral". In the community, it was located in an area that "became synonymous with poverty and dysfunction," causing there to be "Anti-theft bars" that "covered every possible point of entry," and being in a bad neighborhood may be some of the reasons it did not have as many features as the "white cathedral" did.

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