Race, Politics, and Community Development Funding: The Discolor of Money / Edition 1

Race, Politics, and Community Development Funding: The Discolor of Money / Edition 1

by Marvin D Feit, Michael Bonds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789021498

ISBN-13: 9780789021496

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Learn how racial and political bias often contribute to the misuse of funding and affect low income and minority communities! Share an insider's view of how race and politics impact the distribution of city services and how the promises of elected African Americans and liberal whites to poor communities are often broken. Authored by a noted expert in urban studies,

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Learn how racial and political bias often contribute to the misuse of funding and affect low income and minority communities! Share an insider's view of how race and politics impact the distribution of city services and how the promises of elected African Americans and liberal whites to poor communities are often broken. Authored by a noted expert in urban studies, Race, Politics, and Community Development Funding: The Discolor of Money follows federal money designated to alleviate urban poverty and blight at the local level. Using a variety of research methods, the author shows how key actors (mayor, council members, public bureaucrats) often contribute to the misuse of funds. Race, Politics, and Community Development Funding follows the trail of over $247 million allocated to the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1975 to 1997. You'll learn where money designated to address problems of urban blight and poverty really went. Through interviews, participant observation, trace analysis, and a careful review of public records, this illuminating book follows that money and reveals the errors of those who argued that an increase in the number of black elected officials and community activists would result in more resources for low-income areas. Helpful charts, tables, and graphs illustrate the flow of federal dollars.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789021496
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Chapter 2. CDBG Program Overview
  • Chapter 3. The Socioeconomic Status of Milwaukee’s African Americans
  • Chapter 4. Surveying the Impact of Race in Milwaukee’s Allocation of CDBG Funds
  • Chapter 5. CDBG Allocation Patterns
  • Chapter 6. The Unequal and Ugly Effect of Race in the Allocation of CDBG Funds
  • Chapter 7. Bending Existing CDBG Rules
  • Chapter 8. Conclusion: How Race Directly Affects the Allocation of CDBG Funds in Milwaukee
  • Appendix A: Research Methods
  • References
  • Index

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