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A Way Out: America's Ghettos and the Legacy of Racism

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After decades of hand-wringing and well-intentioned efforts to improve inner cities, ghettos remain places of degrading poverty with few jobs, much crime, failing schools, and dilapidated housing. Stepping around fruitless arguments over whether or not ghettos are dysfunctional communities that exacerbate poverty, and beyond modest proposals to ameliorate their problems, ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 23rd 2003 by Princeton University Press (first published February 3rd 2003)
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In this book, Fiss provides a proposal to improve the lives of inner city residents by subsidizing residential relocation for these families. While Fiss' proposal is nothing new, the critiques which follow offer some very important considerations for any plans which aim to tackle the issues faced by the urban poor.
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Owen Fiss is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law of Yale University. He was educated at Dartmouth, Oxford, and Harvard. He clerked for Thurgood Marshall (when Marshall was a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) and later for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. He also served in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Before coming to Yale, Professor Fiss ...more
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