Black Picket Fences : Privilege and Peril Among the Black Middle Class
- Author:Mary Pattillo-McCoy
- Publisher:University of Chicago Press
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):0.8 x 6.4 x 9.4
- Publication Date:November 1, 2000
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Black Picket Fences is a stark, moving, and candid look at a section of America that is too often ignored by both scholars and the media: the black middle class. The result of living for three years in "Groveland," a black middle-class neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, sociologist Mary Pattillo-McCoy has written a book that explores both the advantages and the boundaries that exist for members of the black middle class. Despite arguments that race no longer matters, Pattillo-McCoy shows a different reality, one where black and white middle classes remain separate and unequal.
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