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Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis A Living Black Chicago History

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ISBN-10: 0742540820

ISBN-13: 9780742540828

Edition: 2007

Authors: Paul L. Street

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This study surveys metropolitan anti-black racism in 20th and 21st century Chicago. It illustrates stark racial inequality in and around contemporary global (corporate-neoliberal) Chicago. It explains apartheid and disparity in terms of persistently and deeply racist societal and institutional practices and policies. It criticizes neoconservative and liberal explanations of the black urban crisis, challenges some observers' overly sharp distinction between present and past racism and proposes ideas for challenging urban neoliberal racism in the 21st century.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Paul Street is an independent journalist, policy adviser, and historian. Formerly he was Vice President for Research and Planning at the Chicago Urban League. Among his recent books are Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Paradigm, 2008), Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: A Living Black Chicago History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), and Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in Post-Civil Rights America (Routledge, 2005). His many articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune; In These Times; Dissent; Z Magazine; Black Commentator; Monthly Review, Journal of American Ethnic History; Journal of Social History, and other publications.

Forgotten People, Invisible Oppression
It'll Take More Than a Hurricane: Race, Place, Chicago, and America's "Enduring Shame"
Whitewashing "Global Chicago": Racial Invisibility in the Neoliberal Era
History: The Not So Good Old Ghetto
The First and Only True Ghetto
The Second, "Golden Age" Ghetto
The Nadir: The Third and Apocalyptic Ghetto and the Retreat from Race
Still Separate, Unequal: The Ugly Details of Recent Racial Domination
Metropolitan Apartheid
Savage Inequalities: The Cold Facts
What's "Racism" Got to Do with It?
Contesting Corporate Urban Neoliberal Racism
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