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Black wealth/white wealth : a new perspective on racial inequality

Author: Melvin L Oliver; Thomas M Shapiro
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1995.
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The rise of the black middle class is heralded as evidence of greater racial equality, but why do middle-class blacks possess only fifteen cents for every dollar of wealth held by middle-class whites? Why do 61% of black households have no financial assets at all - twice the rate for white households? Black Wealth / White Wealth offers a powerful portrait of racial inequality based on an analysis of private wealth.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melvin L Oliver; Thomas M Shapiro
ISBN: 0415913756 9780415913751
OCLC Number: 32430642
Awards: Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award, 1995.
Description: xii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Race, Wealth, and Equality --
2. A Sociology of Wealth and Racial Inequality --
3. Studying Wealth --
4. Wealth and Inequality in America --
5. A Story of Two Nations: Race and Wealth --
6. The Structuring of Racial Inequality in American Life --
7. Getting Along: Renewing America's Commitment to Racial Justice.
Responsibility: Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro.
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Black Wealth/ White Wealth demonstrates an analysis of wealth - total assets and debts rather than income alone - uncovers a qualitatively different story about race in America.  Read more...

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