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Author Fiss, Owen M.

Title A way out : America's ghettos and the legacy of racism / Owen Fiss ; edited by Joshua Cohen, Jefferson Decker, and Joel Rogers
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 130 pages)
Contents What should be done for those who have been left behind? / Owen Fiss -- Down by law / Richard Ford -- Communities, capital, and conflicts / Tracey L. Meares -- Better neighborhoods? / Robert Coles -- Beyond moralizing / J. Phillip Thompson -- Creating options / Jennifer Hochschild -- Exit and redevelopment / Gary Orfield -- Relocation works / James E. Rosenbaum -- Unlikely times / Alexander Polikoff -- Against social engineering / Jim Sleeper -- If Baldwin could speak / Steven Gregory -- A task unfinished / Owen Fiss
Summary After decades of hand-wringing and well-intentioned efforts to improve inner cities, ghettos remain places of degrading poverty with few jobs, much crime, failing schools, and dilapidated housing. Stepping around fruitless arguments over whether or not ghettos are dysfunctional communities that exacerbate poverty, and beyond modest proposals to ameliorate their problems, one of America's leading experts on civil rights gives us a stunning but commonsensical solution: give residents the means to leave. Inner cities, writes Owen Fiss, are structures of subordination. The only way to end the pover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Inner cities -- Government policy -- United States.
Occupational mobility -- United States.
Social problems -- United States.
Urban poor -- Government policy -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Cohen, Joshua, 1951-
Decker, Jefferson.
Rogers, Joel, 1952-
LC no. 2002030718
ISBN 0691088810
1400825512 (electronic bk.)
9781400825516 (electronic bk.)