The cost of racial and class Exclusion in the Inner City

William and Wacquant focus on social structure within cites, specifically Chicago. They emphasize the dual importance of both class and racial dynamics in the exclusion of blacks in Chicago. I took this reading personal after watching so many segments on the poor and rich. The authors express an important quote that can be debated upon. “The… Read More The cost of racial and class Exclusion in the Inner City

Week 7

“The Environment of the Negro” [W.E.B. Du Bois] In Du Bois’ “The Environment of the Negro” approximately 40,000 African-Americans living in inner city Philadelphia (175) were observed, or studied. African-Americans themselves were not just observed, but as the title suggests, special attention was paid to the environments in which they lived. More specifically, great detail … Continue reading Week 7

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