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Being Black, living in the red : race, wealth, and social policy in America

Author: Dalton Conley
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is more important -- race or class -- in determining the socioeconomic success of the blacks and whites born since the civil rights triumphs of the 1960s? When compared to whites, African Americans complete less formal schooling, work fewer hours at a lower rate of pay and are more likely to give birth to a child out of wedlock and to rely on welfare. Are these differences attributable to race per se, or are
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dalton Conley
ISBN: 0520216725 9780520216723 0520216733 9780520216730
OCLC Number: 40298460
Description: viii, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Wealth matters --
Forty acres and a mule; historical and contemporary obstacles to Black property accumulation --
From financial to social to human capital; assets and education --
Up the down escalator; wealth, work, and wages --
It takes a village? premarital childbearing and welfare dependency --
Getting into the Black; conclusions and policy implications.
Responsibility: Dalton Conley.
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This volume seeks to demonstrate that many differences between blacks and whites stem not from race but from economic inequalities that have accumulated over the course of American history. The  Read more...

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