ERIC Number: ED186506
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Where Blacks Live: Race and Residence in Chicago in the 1970s.
Fox, Roger; Haines, Deborah
This report attempts to answer the question "where do blacks currently live in Chicago?" and to clarify some of the housing related needs and desires of the black community and some of the patterns and forces which shape residential choice. The maps included in the report, developed using a "windshield survey," demonstrate that long, established trends of racial segregation and isolation have continued in Chicago. Although patterns of segregation seemed to be less rigid in 1977 than in 1970, racial prejudice remains the dominant force in determining where black Chicagoans will live. Other survey findings are reported under the following headings: (1) general patterns of expansion, (2) resegregation, (3) racial mixing, (4) areas of non-expansion, (5) population trends and rates of expansion, (6) housing demand and racial transition, (7) income levels and racial transition, (8) the current black homeownership market, and (9) the return of the middle class. It seems probable that established trends will continue into the 1980s although they may be altered by further racial mixing and an increase in the suburbanization of middle income blacks. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Urban League, IL. Dept. of Research.
Identifiers: Chicago Urban League; Illinois (Chicago)
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