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Incarceration and the Economic Fortunes of Urban Neighborhoods

Jeffrey Fagan and Valerie West

in Economics and Youth Violence: Crime, Disadvantage, and Community

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789308
eISBN:
9780814760239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789308.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter turns to the response of the criminal justice system to neighborhood violence, in particular examining to what extent persistently high levels of incarceration can depress economic ... More


Opening the Black Box of Segregation: Real Estate and Racial Health Disparities

Abigail A. Sewell

in Race and Real Estate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199977260
eISBN:
9780190255251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977260.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

SYSTEMS OF RACE, racism, and racial inequality are of consequence to the prevalence of health outcomes and to racial disparities in illness prevalence. Yet a historicized understanding of how ... More


Advancing the Cause of Democracy: The Origins of Protest in the Long Civil Rights Movement

Brian D. Behnken

in Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834787
eISBN:
9781469603193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877876_behnken.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the black citizens of South Dallas suffered more than fifteen racially motivated bombings in 1950. Like bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, and other southern cities, the ... More


American Cities

Peter Temin

in The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036160
eISBN:
9780262339988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036160.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The United States has a dual residential system; the FTE sector lives in wealthy suburbs, and the low-wage sector lives in inner cities. Urban services are old and deteriorating. City schools are ... More


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