The Failures Of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dream

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PublicAffairs #ad - For the remaining majority of Americans, segregation comes with stratospheric costs. In a society that sets up "winner" and "loser" communities and schools defined by race and class, racial minorities in particular are locked out of the "winner" column. African-Americans bear the heaviest burden. African-americans, on the other hand, have become integration weary.

Sheryll cashin shows why this separation is not working for most Americans. In a rapidly diversifying america, Cashin argues, we need a radical transformation-a jettisoning of the now ingrained assumption that separation is acceptable-in order to solve the riddle of inequality. And sheryll Cashin believes that it is getting worse.

The Failures Of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dream #ad - The failures of integration is a provocative look at how segregation by race and class is ruining American democracy. Board of education, sounded the death knell for legal segregation, but fifty years later, de facto segregation in America thrives. Our public policy choices must be premised on an integrationist vision if we are to achieve our highest aspiration and pursue the dream that America says it embraces: full and equal opportunity for all.

But with the expensive price tag attached to "winner" communities, middle-income whites also struggle to afford homes in good neighborhoods with acceptable schools. What's worse is that we've come to accept our segregated society. Only a small minority of the affluent are truly living the American Dream, reasonably low taxes, good public schools, complete with attractive, job-rich suburbs, and little violent crime.

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Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

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Random House #ad - Sweet land of liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South. Thomas sugrue’s panoramic view sweeps from the 1920s to the present–more than eighty of the most decisive years in American history.

He uncovers the forgotten stories of battles to open up lunch counters, beaches, and movie theaters in the North; the untold history of struggles against Jim Crow schools in northern towns; the dramatic story of racial conflict in northern cities and suburbs; and the long and tangled histories of integration and black power.

Appearing throughout these tumultuous tales of bigotry and resistance are the people who propelled progress, such as Anna Arnold Hedgeman, a dedicated churchwoman who in the 1930s became both a member of New York’s black elite and an increasingly radical activist; A. The struggle for racial equality in the North has been a footnote in most books about civil rights in America.

Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North #ad - . Philip randolph, the interracial answer to white levittown; and herman ferguson, a white activist who built the concord park housing development, who as America teetered on the brink of World War II dared to threaten FDR with a march on Washington to protest discrimination–and got the Fair Employment Practices Committee “the second Emancipation Proclamation” as a result; Morris Milgram, a mild-mannered New York teacher whose protest of a Queens construction site led him to become a key player in the militant Malcolm X’s movement.

Filled with unforgettable characters and riveting incidents, and making use of information and accounts both public and private, such as the writings of obscure African American journalists and the records of civil rights and black power groups, Sweet Land of Liberty creates an indelible history. Thomas sugrue has written a narrative bound to become the standard source on this essential subject.

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Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States

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Oxford University Press #ad - He treats communities in every section of the U. S. Integrating social history with economic and architectural analysis, and taking into account such factors as the availability of cheap land, and rapid transportation, inexpensive building methods, Kenneth Jackson chronicles the phenomenal growth of the American suburb from the middle of the 19th century to the present day.

And compares american residential patterns with those of Japan and Europe. In conclusion, jackson offers a controversial prediction: that the future of residential deconcentration will be very different from its past in both the U. S. And Europe. This first full-scale history of the development of the American suburb examines how "the good life" in America came to be equated with the a home of one's own surrounded by a grassy yard and located far from the urban workplace.

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

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Liveright #ad - Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods.

. A groundbreaking, “virtually indispensable” study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history Chicago Daily Observer, The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past. New york times bestseller • notable book of the year • editors' choice selectionone of bill gates’ “amazing books” of the yearone of publishers weekly’s 10 best books of the yearLonglisted for the National Book Award for NonfictionAn NPR Best Book of the YearWinner of the Hillman Prize for NonfictionGold Winner • California Book Award NonfictionFinalist • Los Angeles Times Book Prize HistoryFinalist • Brooklyn Public Library Literary PrizeThis “powerful and disturbing history” exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide New York Times Book Review.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America #ad - Widely heralded as a “masterful” washington post and “essential” slate history of the modern American metropolis, state, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law offers “the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation” William Julius Wilson.

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The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

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Vintage #ad - Louis post-dispatch  • the christian science monitor  From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history. Through the breadth of its narrative, the beauty of the writing, and the fullness of the people and lives portrayed herein, the depth of its research, this book is destined to become a classic.

Both a riveting microcosm and a major assessment, The Warmth of Other Suns is a bold, remarkable, and riveting work, a superb account of an “unrecognized immigration” within our own land. She interviewed more than a thousand people, and gained access to new data and official records, altering our cities, to write this definitive and vividly dramatic account of how these American journeys unfolded, our country, and ourselves.

With stunning historical detail, wilkerson tells this story through the lives of three unique individuals: ida mae gladney, who in 1937 left sharecropping and prejudice in mississippi for Chicago, voted for Barack Obama when he ran for an Illinois Senate seat; sharp and quick-tempered George Starling, who left Louisiana in 1953 to pursue a medical career, the personal physician to Ray Charles as part of a glitteringly successful medical career, saw his family fall, who in 1945 fled Florida for Harlem, where he endangered his job fighting for civil rights, where she achieved quiet blue-collar success and, and finally found peace in God; and Robert Foster, in old age, which allowed him to purchase a grand home where he often threw exuberant parties.

Wilkerson brilliantly captures their first treacherous and exhausting cross-country trips by car and train and their new lives in colonies that grew into ghettos, drive, faith, and culture and improved them with discipline, as well as how they changed these cities with southern food, and hard work. In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, pulitzer prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration #ad - National book critics circle award winnerlynton history prize winnerheartland award winner dayton literary peace prize finalist      named one of the ten best books of the year bythe new york times  • usa today • o: the oprah magazine • amazon • publishers weekly •  salon • newsday  • the daily beast named one of the best books of the year bythe new yorker •  the washington Post • The Economist • Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle •  Chicago  Tribune • Entertainment Weekly • Philadelphia Inquirer • The Guardian • The Seattle Times • St.

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Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America

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Beacon Press #ad - From a nationally recognized expert, a fresh and original argument for bettering affirmative action  Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent spate of related cases arrived at the Supreme Court. In place, not race, cashin reimagines affirmative action and champions place-based policies, arguing that college applicants who have thrived despite exposure to neighborhood or school poverty are deserving of special consideration.

The truly disadvantaged—black and brown children trapped in high-poverty environs—are not getting the quality schooling they need in part because backlash and wedge politics undermine any possibility for common-sense public policies. Sixty years since the historic decision, we’re undoubtedly far from meeting the promise of Brown v.

Since ward connerly kickstarted a state-by-state political mobilization against affirmative action in the mid-1990s, the percentage of four-year public colleges that consider racial or ethnic status in admissions has fallen from 60 percent to 35 percent. Using place instead of race in diversity programming, she writes, will better amend the structural disadvantages endured by many children of color, while enhancing the possibility that we might one day move past the racial resentment that affirmative action engenders.

Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America #ad - For law professor and civil rights activist Sheryll Cashin, this isn’t entirely bad news, because as she argues, affirmative action as currently practiced does little to help disadvantaged people. Only 45 percent of private colleges still explicitly consider race, with elite schools more likely to do so, although they too have retreated.

Her proposals include making standardized tests optional, replacing merit-based financial aid with need-based financial aid, and recruiting high-achieving students from overlooked places, among other steps that encourage cross-racial alliances and social mobility.

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Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America

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Brookings Institution Press #ad - Census, and related sources, national surveys, frey tells how the rapidly growing "new minorities"—Hispanics, Asians, and multiracial Americans—along with blacks and other groups, are transforming and reinvigorating the nation's demographic landscape. Yet diversity explosion argues that the current period of profound racial change will lead to a less-divided nation than today's older whites or younger minorities fear.

He discusses their impact on generational change, neighborhood segregation, regional shifts of major racial groups, interracial marriage, and presidential politics. Diversity explosion is an accessible, richly illustrated overview of how unprecedented racial change is remaking the United States once again.

Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America #ad - Greater racial diversity is good news for america's futureRace is once again a contentious topic in America, as shown by the divisive rise of Donald Trump and the activism of groups like Black Lives Matter. It is an essential guide for political strategists, educators, marketers, potential, policymakers, investors, and anyone who wants to understand the magnitude, and promise of the new national melting pot in the twenty-first century.

Prominent demographer william frey sees America's emerging diversity boom as good news for a country that would otherwise face declining growth and rapid aging for many years to come. In the new edition of this popular brookings press offering, Frey draws from the lessons of the 2016 presidential election and new statistics to paint an illuminating picture of where America's racial demography is headed—and what that means for the nation's future.

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Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change

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Island Press #ad - These quick, often low-cost, and creative projects are the essence of the Tactical Urbanism movement. The authors begin with an in-depth history of the Tactical Urbanism movement and its place among other social, political, and urban planning trends. In the twenty-first century, ever-shifting economic conditions, new technologies, cities worldwide must respond to a growing and diverse population, and a changing climate.

Short-term, community-based projects—from pop-up parks to open streets initiatives—have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond. A detailed set of case studies, to pavement transformed into parks in San Francisco, to a street art campaign leading to a new streetcar line in El Paso, from guerilla wayfinding signs in Raleigh, demonstrate the breadth and scalability of tactical urbanism interventions.

Finally, and carrying out projects, the book provides a detailed toolkit for conceiving, planning, including how to adapt them based on local needs and challenges. Tactical urbanism will inspire and empower a new generation of engaged citizens, urban designers, land use planners, architects, and policymakers to become key actors in the transformation of their communities.

Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change #ad - . Whether creating vibrant plazas seemingly overnight or re-imagining parking spaces as neighborhood gathering places, they offer a way to gain public and government support for investing in permanent projects, inspiring residents and civic leaders to experience and shape urban spaces in a new way. Tactical urbanism, written by mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia, two founders of the movement, promises to be the foundational guide for urban transformation.

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Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy

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Beacon Press #ad - Virginia ended bans on interracial marriage and remains a signature case—the first to use the words “white supremacy” to describe such racism. Drawing from the earliest chapters in us history, legal scholar Sheryll Cashin reveals the enduring legacy of America’s original sin, tracing how we transformed from a country without an entrenched construction of race to a nation where one drop of nonwhite blood merited exclusion from full citizenship.

Their crime: miscegenation, punished by exile from their home state of Virginia. In vivid detail, she illustrates how the idea of whiteness was created by the planter class of yesterday and is reinforced by today’s power-hungry dog-whistlers to divide struggling whites and people of color, ensuring plutocracy and undermining the common good.

Cashin argues that over the course of the last four centuries there have been “ardent integrators” and that those people are today contributing to the emergence of a class of “culturally dexterous” Americans. How interracial love and marriage changed history, and may soon alter the landscape of American politics.

Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy #ad - Loving beyond boundaries is a radical act that is changing America. In the fifty years since the Lovings won their case, approval for interracial marriage rose from 4 percent to 87 percent. When mildred and richard loving wed in 1958, they were ripped from their shared bed and taken to court. Accessible and sharp, cashin reanimates the possibility of a future where interracial understanding serves as a catalyst of a social revolution ending not in artificial color blindness but in a culture where acceptance and difference are celebrated.

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Vintage #ad - Thirty years after its publication, the death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning. It can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments.

Jane jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities #ad - It is sensible, readable, knowledgeable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

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Fair Food: Growing a Healthy, Sustainable Food System for All

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PublicAffairs #ad - In fair food he shares an inspiring and practical vision for changing not only what we eat, packaged, marketed, delivered, but how food is grown, and sold. Our food system is broken, and it's endangering what's most precious to us: our environment, our health, our soil and water, and our future. In recent years, a host of books and films have compellingly documented the dangers.

But advice on what to do about them largely begins and ends with the admonition to “eat local” or “eat organic. Longtime good food pioneer oran hesterman knows that we can't fix the broken system simply by changing what's on our own plates: the answer lies beyond the kitchen. He introduces people and organizations across the country who are already doing this work in a number of creative ways, and provides a wealth of practical information for readers who want to get more involved.

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