Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy


  • Author: John M. Goering
  • Release Date : 2012-12-30
  • Genre: Public Administration
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Housing desegregation is one of America's last civil rights frontiers. Drawing on the expertise of social scientists, civil rights attorneys, and policy analysts, these original essays present the first comprehensive examination of housing integration and federal policy covering the last two decades. This collection examines the ambiguities of federal fair housing law, the shifting attitudes of white and black Americans toward housing integration, the debate over racial quotas in housing, and the efficacy of federal programs.Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination in federally assisted housing, and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned discrimination in most of the private housing market. Housing Desegregation and F...

Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy

Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy


  • Author : John M. Goering
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2012-12-30
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781469610986


Housing Desegregation and Federal Policy Book Description :

Housing desegregation is one of America's last civil rights frontiers. Drawing on the expertise of social scientists, civil rights attorneys, and policy analysts, these original essays present the first comprehensive examination of housing integration and federal policy covering the last two decades. This collection examines the ambiguities of federal fair housing law, the shifting attitudes of white and black Americans toward housing integration, the debate over racial quotas in housing, and the efficacy of federal programs. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination in federally assisted housing, and Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned discrimination in most of the private housing market. Housing Desegregation and ...

Knocking on the Door
Score: 5
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Knocking on the Door


  • Author : Christopher Bonastia
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400827251


Knocking on the Door Book Description :

Knocking on the Door is the first book-length work to analyze federal involvement in residential segregation from Reconstruction to the present. Providing a particularly detailed analysis of the period 1968 to 1973, the book examines how the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) attempted to forge elementary changes in segregated residential patterns by opening up the suburbs to groups historically excluded for racial or economic reasons. The door did not shut completely on this possibility until President Richard Nixon took the drastic step of freezing all federal housing funds in January 1973. Knocking on the Door assesses this near-miss in political history, exploring how HUD came surprisingly close to implementing rigorous antidi...

The Color of Law  A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
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The Color of Law A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America


  • Author : Richard Rothstein
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631492860


The Color of Law A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller • Notable Book of the Year • Editors' Choice Selection One of Bill Gates’ “Amazing Books” of the Year One of Publishers Weekly’s 10 Best Books of the Year Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction An NPR Best Book of the Year Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction Gold Winner • California Book Award (Nonfiction) Finalist • Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) Finalist • Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize This “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review). Widely heralded as a “masterful” (Washington Post) and “essential” (Slate) history of the modern Am...

Urban Housing Segregation of Minorities in Western Europe and the United States

Urban Housing Segregation of Minorities in Western Europe and the United States


  • Author : Elizabeth D. Huttman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015019406464


Urban Housing Segregation of Minorities in Western Europe and the United States Book Description :

This book provides an expert examination and comparison of housing segregation in major population centers in the United States and Western Europe and analyzes successes and failures of government policies and desegregation programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, and West Germany. The collection begins with a review of the historical development of housing segregation in these countries, describing current housing conditions, concentration of housing in each country's leading cities, minority populations and the housing they occupy—specifically public, nonprofit, and owner-occupied dwellings. When focusing on the United States, the contributors assess housing segregation, antisegregation measures, and ins...

Facing Segregation

Facing Segregation


  • Author : Molly W. Metzger
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2018-12-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190862305


Facing Segregation Book Description :

Evidence for the negative effects of segregation and concentrated poverty in America's cities now exists in abundance; poor and underrepresented communities in segregated urban housing markets suffer diminished outcomes in education, economic mobility, political participation, and physical and psychological health. Though many of the aggravating factors underlying this inequity have persisted or even grown worse in recent decades, the level of energy and attention devoted to them by local and national policymakers has ebbed significantly from the levels that inspired the landmark civil rights legislation of the 1960s. Marking 50 years since the passage of the Fair Housing and Civil Rights Acts, Facing Segregation both builds on and departs from two g...

Race  Poverty  and Domestic Policy

Race Poverty and Domestic Policy


  • Author : C. Michael Henry
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300129847


Race Poverty and Domestic Policy Book Description :

div What explains the continuing hardship of so many black Americans? A distinguished group of scholars analyzes the long, complex structural and environmental causes of discrimination and their effects on African-Americans. The authors examine the impact of poverty, poor health, poor schools, poor housing, poor neighborhoods, and few job opportunities—and demonstrate how multiple causes reinforce each other and condemn African-Americans to positions of inferiority and poverty. Some of the contributors examine policies designed to correct problems, while others look at the changing racial and ethnic composition in America and its implications for African-Americans, as other minorities surpass them in numbers and claim political, economic, and socia...

The Dream Revisited

The Dream Revisited


  • Author : Ingrid Ellen
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231545044


The Dream Revisited Book Description :

A half century after the Fair Housing Act, despite ongoing transformations of the geography of privilege and poverty, residential segregation by race and income continues to shape urban and suburban neighborhoods in the United States. Why do people live where they do? What explains segregation’s persistence? And why is addressing segregation so complicated? The Dream Revisited brings together a range of expert viewpoints on the causes and consequences of the nation’s separate and unequal living patterns. Leading scholars and practitioners, including civil rights advocates, affordable housing developers, elected officials, and fair housing lawyers, discuss the nature of and policy responses to residential segregation. Essays scrutinize the factors...