ERIC Number: ED167640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Persistence of Racial Segregation in Housing.
Schnare, Ann Burnet
The movement of the black population from rural to urban areas increased the potential for integration by ending the isolation of blacks on farms in the rural South. But that isolation has been replaced by a new form of segregation. Black metropolitan growth has been concentrated in the central cities accommodated by the expansion of urban ghettos rather than by the development of racially integrated neighborhoods. The most immediate effect of segregation is found in the cost and quality of housing available to blacks. In addition, segregated housing gives rise to segregated schools which appear to have a negative impact on the scholastic achievement of blacks. Other effects include the lack of employment opportunities and a rise in prejudicial attitudes and discriminatory actions. Governmental attempts to deal with the problem have not been effective due, in some part, to racial differences in income, information barriers, and particularly to prejudicial attitudes on the parts of both blacks and whites. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Black Housing, Blacks, Economic Factors, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Government Role, Metropolitan Areas, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, Residential Patterns, Rural to Urban Migration, Social Bias, Statistical Studies
The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 (URI 21600; $3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to author's restriction ; Figures are marginally legible due to small print