Black Wealth, White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality / Edition 1

Black Wealth, White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality / Edition 1

by Thomas M. Shapiro, Melvin L. Oliver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415918472

ISBN-13: 9780415918473

Pub. Date: 07/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Black Wealth/White Wealth demonstrates how an analysis of private wealth uncovers a revealing story about race in America. An examination of how assets are created, expanded and preserved reveals a deep economic divide between blacks and whites. Charting the changing structure of inequality over many generations, the authors examine how and why many blacks

Overview

Black Wealth/White Wealth demonstrates how an analysis of private wealth uncovers a revealing story about race in America. An examination of how assets are created, expanded and preserved reveals a deep economic divide between blacks and whites. Charting the changing structure of inequality over many generations, the authors examine how and why many blacks have had difficulty accumulating wealth and opportunities for a better life. In combining quantitative data from over 12,000 households and interviews with a range of black and white families, the racial face of wealth in America is measured and conceptualized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415918473
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1. Race, Wealth, and Equality; 2. A Sociology of Wealth and Racial Inequality; 3. Studying Wealth; 4. Wealth and Inequality in America; 5. A Story of Two Nations: Race and Wealth; 6. The Structuring of Racial Inequality in American Life; 7. Getting Along: Renewing America's

Commitment to Racial Justice.

decisive ways. In a powerfully written book, Oliver and Shapiro present compelling evidence, incisive arguments and cogent policy suggestions to address the lingering racial divide. A must read! (Maxine Waters, U.S. House of Representatives, California)

society (Senator Bill Bradley)

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