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Poverty & Race in America: The Emerging Agendas

Poverty & Race in America: The Emerging Agendas


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ISBN-13: 9780739114186
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 02/20/2006
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.56(d)

About the Author

Chester Hartman is Director of Research at the Poverty & Race Research Action Council.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introductionxv
Chapter 1Whites Swim in Racial Preference3
Chapter 2Diversity Over Justice7
Chapter 3Remembrance and Change in Philadelphia, Mississippi9
Chapter 4Sundown Towns15
Chapter 5Minority Exclusion in Small Town America20
Chapter 6Skewing Democracy: Where the Census Counts Prisoners25
Chapter 7Language as Oppression: The English-Only Movement in the United States29
Chapter 8Apologies/Reparations38
Chapter 9Organizing for Reparations: Lessons from the Holocaust43
Chapter 10Race Literacy Quiz49
Chapter 11Reverse Discrimination Quiz52
Chapter 12From Poverty to Social Exclusion: Lessons from Europe57
Chapter 13The Ethno/Racial Context of Poverty in Rural and Small Town America71
Chapter 14Concentration of Poverty Declined in the 1990s79
Chapter 15The Living Wage: A Progressive Movement in Action82
Chapter 16Children Get Social Security, Too89
Chapter 17The Benefit Bank93
Chapter 18Race, Poverty and Shared Wealth96
Chapter 19Race, Poverty and the Estate Tax103
Chapter 20Race, Poverty and "Economic Development" Gone Haywire111
Chapter 21Poverty Quiz116
Chapter 22Why Housing Mobility? The Research Evidence Today121
Chapter 23Racial Disparities in Housing and Health130
Chapter 24A National Gautreaux Program: A Symposium137
Chapter 25The Power and Limits of Place: New Directions for Housing Mobility and Research on Neighborhoods168
Chapter 26Democracy's Unfinished Business: Federal Policy and the Search for Fair Housing, 1961-68173
Chapter 27Some Lessons from Brown for the Fair Housing Movement178
Chapter 28Race, Poverty and Homeowner Insurance183
Chapter 29The CLT Model: A Tool for Permanently Affordable Housing and Wealth Generation189
Chapter 30Predatory Lending: Undermining Economic Progress in Communities of Color194
Chapter 31Housing Quiz199
Chapter 32The O'Connor Project: Intervening Early to Eliminate the Need for Racial Preferences in Higher Education203
Chapter 33Why Is School Reform So Hard?211
Chapter 34Socioeconomic School Integration: A Symposium215
Chapter 35Schools and the Achievement Gap: A Symposium241
Chapter 36High Classroom Turnover: How Some Children Get Left Behind269
Chapter 37Race, Poverty and Special Education: Apprenticeships for Prison Work273
Chapter 38Race, Poverty and Virtual Learning278
Chapter 39Race, Poverty and Residential Schools282
Chapter 40Race, Poverty and Community Schools288
Chapter 41Education Quiz296
Chapter 42What Works: A Fifty-Year Retrospective301
Chapter 43Why Is HHS Obscuring a Health Care Gap?304
Chapter 44Race, Poverty and New Strategies to Control the Obesity Epidemic307
Chapter 45The Contribution of Black-White Health Differences to the Academic Achievement Gap311
Chapter 46Eliminating the Slave Health Deficit: Using Reparations to Repair Black Health320
Chapter 47Health Quiz I331
Chapter 48Health Quiz II334
Chapter 49From Slave Republic to Constitutional Democracy: The Continuing Struggle for the Right to Vote339
Chapter 50Voting Right for Immigrants351
Chapter 51Bringing American Democracy to America's Capital357
Chapter 52The Birth of the White Corporation362
Chapter 53Democracy Quiz369
Chapter 54Race, Poverty and Hunger373
Chapter 55Race, Poverty and Youth Development381
Chapter 56Race Poverty and LGBT Youth387
Quiz Answers396
PRRAC Board of Directors and Social Science Advisory Board419

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