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How East New York Became a Ghetto

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The story of East New York, once a working-class immigrant neighborhood, it became a largely black and Puerto Rican one, and shows how a series of racially biased policies caused the deterioration of this once flourishing area.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by New York University Press (first published August 1st 2003)
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Justin
A hauntingly familiar story of racial injustice committed through predatory lending and insurance-scouring. It is so important to understand how the current situation of these neighborhoods has so little to do with the problems of those who live there, but more to do with the problems of those who left.

Familiar because occasionally while reading it I would find myself wondering if I was reading the New York Times about the subprime mortgage crisis. For how long will this shit go on? Seems like t...more
James
Jul 27, 2010 James added it
Recommends it for: those interested in East New York
Recommended to James by: Chicago Public Library
There are several references to Pratt and Cypress Hills LDC. This is not the book to learn about the general policies or laws that allowed East New York to become a "ghetto." It is, however, the place to learn about the power brokers of the neighborhood and the history of this specific place.
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