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
     
 

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

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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

Preface
Introduction1
1Race, Wealth, and Equality11
2A Sociology of Wealth and Racial Inequality33
3Studying Wealth53
4Wealth and Inequality in America67
5A Story of Two Nations: Race and Wealth91
6The Structuring of Racial Inequality in American Life127
7Getting Along: Renewing America's Commitment to Racial Justice171
Appendix A195
Appendix B207
Notes211
References225
Index237

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