Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

American Apartheid

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In my Minorities in Society class we are reading a book titled “American Apartheid” which deals with residential segregation. The author makes a point that many scholars do not mention this when discussing why African Americans tend to have higher rates of unemployment, live in poorer neighborhoods, go to poorer schools, etc. Many scholars attribute it to a “culture of poverty,” welfare dependency, or other culturally related arguments. I find it interesting that many people do not notice that they are segregated, including myself. Most will say that “it’s just the way it is” until it is pointed out. I definitely didnt think that the neighborhood one lives has such a macro-level effects.


Written by deanna15

March 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm

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