The Hidden Cost of Being African American

The Hidden Cost of Being African American

How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality

eBook - 2004
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Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780195303230
Characteristics: xv, 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc


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crankylibrarian Sep 19, 2011

Highly recommended for anyone, black or white who's ever wondered, "Why aren't black Americans further along economically?" Shapiro looks at the role even modest family wealth contributes to upward mobility in many white families, while a racially tinged real estate market devalues black home ownership, making it harder for black families to accumulate and pass down wealth. Shapiro offers some modest, extremely workable solutions.


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