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White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City Decay

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Decaying values. Sexually transmitted diseases.

Fatherless homes. Rampant drug use.

These aren't just problems for today's inner cities.

It's the plight of all America.

Much has been said about Bill Cosby's incendiary remarks about urban black culture and its "dirty laundry." But in this provocative book, Star Parker, one of today's most controversial commentators, goes even f
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ebook, 256 pages
Published November 24th 2009 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published March 14th 2006)
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Amanda Jaczkowski
Nov 19, 2016 Amanda Jaczkowski rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Far from the promised discussion on "How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City Decay", this book is a tirade against liberal America. The "facts" presented are based in opinion, and do not readily reflect the truth or depth of our current society.

*The following does include my personal reflections, thoughts and reactions as I read through the book. This is the official spoiler alert, should you choose to continue.*

On pg. 4, Parker cites the statistic of 1/4 of black children being born out of
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Taylor Rubleski
Nov 21, 2013 Taylor Rubleski rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yet again Star Parker has created a very literal story about what our country has come to. We have all noticed the points Parker appoints to in this book. This book is full of facts and truth about society and all the lies and troubles of our generation.
Well this is obviously a non-fiction book and as well very opinionated. Parker throughout the book brings up different topics, some topics hard to read about.For an example Parker has a section about sex being portrayed in the media and on t.v. I
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zaki
interesting read. the concept of inner city decay being a mirror for a corrupt nation at large is intriguing. But Parker seems to think this is more because of "a radicalized progressive liberalism" than the fact that most of those in power simply don't give a damn about what happens on the urban landscape and love f*cking up housing projects for the sake of increased profit. I... strongly disagree with her conclusion. But it's a fun ride:


"Middle America is skilled at condemning faceless gang me
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Jamie Mazzeo
Sep 22, 2015 Jamie Mazzeo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honest.
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