Centennial Honors College Western Illinois University Undergraduate Research Day 2012 From the East Side with Love: A Case Study of the Jeffery Manor in Chicago Podium Presentation Jeremy Mason Faculty Mentor: Bridget Welch Sociology Research on urban communities has long concentrated on issues such as racial discrimination institutional discrimination, gendered double standards, environmental racism, gang violence, and other issues faced by these communities. In this presentation, I shortly review some of these findings and apply them to a case-study of a poor community on the south eastside of Chicago. This application is based on ethnographic research and interviews of community members. The research found that many of the problems highlighted in the research on urban communities are centralized in Jeffery Manor. It is a community that faces extreme racial segregation, environmental injustice, and gang violence. These larger structures were reflected in the lived experiences of community members who learn, and then teach, to the next generation poverty acceptance, gang membership, racism, and gendered double standards.