An analysis of the reasons behind racial segregation and its effects on the black community.
# 91304 | 1,661 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Dec 26, 2006 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , African-American Studies (Racism) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights) , Sociology (General)
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This paper examines three works which cite a different determining factor in the separation of the races, and examines each particular factor's detrimental effects on the black community. After examining those works, this paper argues that the real root of racial segregation is ultimately voluntary, even if influenced by the variances of racial economics.
From the Paper:"This analysis examines not only the structural factors which exist in continued inequalities between black and white communities, but the cultural factors which contribute to the continuance of these structural factors. Cashin's analysis is the only one of the three which truly explains the circular patter of structural factors creating the cultural factors that contribute to the black and white segregation. As this segregation is already the status quo in many of the communities which were originally segregated (i.e. the suburbs versus the inner city), it becomes more acceptable for members of the community to prefer their own comfort zone of the community they already inhabit (Cashin 2005)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Cashin, Sheryll. 2005. The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class are Determining the American Dream, New York: Public Affairs.
- Massey, Douglas. 1990. "American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass," American Journal of Sociology, 96:2: 329-57.
- Massey, Douglas and Denton, Nancy. 1998. American Apartheid: Segregation and the making of the Underclass, Boston: Harvard University Press.
- Steinhorn, Leonard and Diggs-Brown, Barbara. 1999. By the Color of Our Skin: The illusion of integration and the reality of race, New York: Dutton.
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