Crossing the Class and Color Lines

Crossing the Class and Color Lines

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From 1976 to 1998, the Gautreaux Assisted Housing Program moved over 7, 000 low-income black families from Chicago's inner city to middle-class white suburbsa€”the largest and longest-running residential, racial, and economic integration effort in American history. Crossing the Class and Color Lines is the story of that project, from the initial struggles and discomfort of the relocated families to their eventual successes in employment and educationa€”cementing the sociological concept of the qneighborhood effectq and shattering the myth that inner-city blacks cannot escape a qculture of poverty.q qThis book's history of Chicago public housing should be required reading for anyone interested in social policy in the United€”Jens Ludwig, Social Service Review q[The authors'] work is rightly cited as one of the important precedents in the field. . . . This is a remarkable, unassailable accomplishment and this book is an important record of their scholarly€”John M. Goering, Ethnic and Racial StudiesSome families opted out of the process before their certificate expired, out of frustration with trying to find a suitable unit that the landlord would rent to them. By early 1998, when the Leadership Council enrolled its last families, about 6, 000anbsp;...

Title:Crossing the Class and Color Lines
Author:Leonard S. Rubinowitz, James E. Rosenbaum
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2002-04-15


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