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Red Lines, Black Spaces: The Politics of Race and Space in a Black Middle-Class Suburb

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Runyon Heights, a community in Yonkers, New York, has been populated by middle-class African Americans for nearly a century. This book--the first history of a black middle-class community--tells the story of Runyon Heights, which sheds light on the process of black suburbanization and the ways in which residential development in the suburbs has been shaped by race and clas ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 16th 2006 by Yale University Press (first published September 1st 2001)
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Shelves: american-history
I read this for a class called American Apartheid and realized that the class title was not an exaggeration. Reading this and similar works, I realized that latent racism had a certain hierarchical element to it in the twentieth century. If you do not know what "redlining" was then you should read this book.
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