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Home is a Dirty Street: The Social Oppression of Black Children

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This work is a reflection of the author's 16 years of working with Black urban children in Chicago. Perkins explains how systematic oppression prevents urban Black children from achieving their true potential.
Published February 1st 1993 by Third World Press
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Martin De Mello
Jan 03, 2008 Martin De Mello rated it liked it
Dated now (published 1975) but worth reading both because the issues remain pertinent and because its political analysis is structural, though admittedly vague and/or reductionist at times.

The use of 'street institution' is conceptually familiar and a reminder that an institution as construct is fundamentally not anarchic, unlike the contemporary media/political sense of the streets as a darkly (meaning black/hispanic) chaotic threat to civilisation (meaning white).

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