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Residential Segregation & Neighborhoods in U.S. Metropolitan Areas

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SOC 205
Daniel Mc Lane

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Residential Segregation & Neighborhoods in U.S. Metropolitan Areas 10/13/2012 5:28:00 PM Page 158  “close connection between a group’s spatial position in society and its socioeconomic well being”  “rapid immigration and slow socioeconomic mobility tend to display higher levels of segregation”…”rapid rates of socioeconomic mobility and slow rates of immigration tend to be more integrated”  ethnic segregation not too high because of few residential barriers for immigrants Page 159  “restriction of opportunity for blacks”  “individual Black citizens are less able to capitalize on their own hard-won attainments and achieve desirable residential locations”  “tend to live in systematically disadvantaged neighborhoods”  “barriers to spatial mobility are barriers to social mobility”  Blacks: Southern & Rural Whites: Northern & Urban  “The combination of growing urban Black populations and higher levels of segregation could only produce one possible outcome- higher levels of black isolation. Page 160  1950+ municipal boundaries  “rate of change observed between 1970 and 1990, the average level of black-white segregation in northern areas would not reach the lower limits of the high range until the year 2043”…”At the slower rate of change from years 1970 to 1980 it would take until 2067”   Page 162  “No other ethnic or racial group in the history of the United States has ever, even briefly, experience
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