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eBook American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass ePub

by Douglas Massey,Nancy Denton

  • ISBN: 0674018206
  • Category: Earth Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Douglas Massey,Nancy Denton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (March 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 304
  • ePub book: 1231 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1904 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 875

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But the practice of segregation certainly has not disappeared, as Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton .

But the practice of segregation certainly has not disappeared, as Douglas S. Denton glaringly expose. One-third of all American blacks live in one of just 16 urban areas, in neighborhoods so racially segregated they have almost no chance at interracial contact. 3 people found this helpful.

American Apartheid book. Douglas S. Massey, Nancy Denton. Under conditions of extreme segregation, any increase in the overall rate of black poverty yields a marked increase in the geographic concentration of indigence and the deterioration of social and economic conditions in black communities. Nov 10, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it.

Segregation and the Making of the Underclass. It goes on to show that, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968, segregation is perpetuated today through an interlocking set of individual actions, institutional practices, and governmental policies. In some urban areas the degree of black segregation is so intense and occurs in so many dimensions simultaneously that it amounts to hypersegregation.

racial segregation in housing that will undermine the nation as a whole and further burden society with a permanent underclass.

Richard A. Cannistra Précis 4 March 13, 2009 Massey, Douglas S. & Denton, Nancy . American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, (Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1993). Author’s Background: Massey was born in Olympia, Washington in 1952. in Sociology from Western Washington University, an . in Sociology and a P. in Sociology from Princeton University. racial segregation in housing that will undermine the nation as a whole and further burden society with a permanent underclass.

Douglas Massey, Nancy Denton.

American Apartheid is brilliantly written and exposes the evil of housing segregation in this country.

American Apartheid explores a topic that many of us have come to take for granted, presents a fascinating array of data that have never been assembled in one place and compellingly argues that segregation is crucial to understanding what has happened to blacks. American Apartheid is brilliantly written and exposes the evil of housing segregation in this country.

In one short read this book provided me the missing piece that was needed. I may not always agree with the authors' line of thinking but their work is truly groundbreaking even to this day. 1.

It goes on to show that, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968, segregation is perpetuated today through an interlocking set of individual actions, institutional practices, and governmental policies.

American residential segregation developed in the early twentieth century then accelerated in the post war era as th. Unlike other groups blacks have been isolated spatially, economically, politically and socially by federal housing and urban renewal policies.

This powerful and disturbing book clearly links persistent poverty among blacks in the United States to the unparalleled degree of deliberate segregation they experience in American cities.

American Apartheid shows how the black ghetto was created by whites during the first half of the twentieth century in order to isolate growing urban black populations. It goes on to show that, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968, segregation is perpetuated today through an interlocking set of individual actions, institutional practices, and governmental policies. In some urban areas the degree of black segregation is so intense and occurs in so many dimensions simultaneously that it amounts to "hypersegregation."

The authors demonstrate that this systematic segregation of African Americans leads inexorably to the creation of underclass communities during periods of economic downturn. Under conditions of extreme segregation, any increase in the overall rate of black poverty yields a marked increase in the geographic concentration of indigence and the deterioration of social and economic conditions in black communities. As ghetto residents adapt to this increasingly harsh environment under a climate of racial isolation, they evolve attitudes, behaviors, and practices that further marginalize their neighborhoods and undermine their chances of success in mainstream American society. This book is a sober challenge to those who argue that race is of declining significance in the United States today.

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Dalarin Dalarin
American Apartheid is brilliantly written and exposes the evil of housing segregation in this country. The facts are stunning and disturbing. You can clearly see some of the causes of inequality and the wealth gap. American Apartheid is referenced frequently in books, articles, and bibliographies. This is one of the most important and eye-opening books I have ever read. It is a must-read and I highly recommend it.
Lightbinder Lightbinder
One of the best books that I've ever read about racial residential segregation in the USA. If you want to know how racial residential segregation came to be, how and why it has been so destructive for black people, and how it continues to persist despite the end of legal segregation, then this is the book for you
Jogas Jogas
Another excellent book
Katius Katius
Documents facts we all want to deny. Essential.
Мох Мох
"American Apartheid" is excellent.

It pulls back the curtain on the real-estate industry's malfeasance vis-a-vis black Americans. And, more importantly, it reveals the systemic collusion of local, state and federal gov't in said matter. All of them acted as "dis"-honest brokers who, for half a century, targeted blacks for ghetto-ization in the form of urban (Indian-like) reservations.

Housing discrimination - A metastatic aspect of racism which has befouled the land for 145 years.
Weernis Weernis
Great condition
Gela Gela
This book is more painful to read than Eichmann in Jerusalem, Germinal, or the pornographic The Rehnquist Choice by John Dean. But everyone should try. The book first describes how white Americans have kept their residential neighborhoods white since about 1920. Initially by simply murdering African-Americans trying to move in. Then with widespread restrictive deed covenants. More recently, with loan institution redlining, and low-income public housing under-funding and ripoffs. Most recently, add, with pervasive real estate agent ruses, misdirection, and discouragement. This history needed telling clearly and succinctly. Subsequently, the book defines "apartheid" rigorously and identifies it in sixteen urban areas in the country, urban areas containing a substantial percentage of all African-Americans. The book then looks at the living conditions of the most isolated, homeless and hopeless, drug-and-violence-obsessed African-Americans, and identifies apartheid as a cause, if not the cause, of these conditions.

John Dean's book says that Nixon in the early 1970's required his three Supreme Court appointees, the most important of whom was Chief Justice William Rehnquist, to be "right" on the race-residential question and, essentially, to look with disfavor on federal efforts to enforce the Fair Housing Act with respect to single-family homes. Consequently, American residential neighborhoods -- already less integrated in 1970 than in 1920 -- are less integrated now than in 1970. Between 1920 and 1970 the racial prejudice of individuals probably could be blamed. In the thirty-five years since Rehnquist commenced to "put his stamp" on the United States Supreme Court, it's been the snowballing insanity of our electoral system and its deformed progenies, based on money and gerrymandering undisturbed by Court rulings, that get the credit.
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