The Resource Being Black, living in the red : race, wealth, and social policy in America, Dalton Conley

Being Black, living in the red : race, wealth, and social policy in America, Dalton Conley

Label
Being Black, living in the red : race, wealth, and social policy in America
Title
Being Black, living in the red
Title remainder
race, wealth, and social policy in America
Statement of responsibility
Dalton Conley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • What is more important -- race or class -- in determining the socioeconomic success of the blacks and whites born since the civil rights triumphs of the 1960s? When compared to whites, African Americans complete less formal schooling, work fewer hours at a lower rate of pay and are more likely to give birth to a child out of wedlock and to rely on welfare. Are these differences attributable to race per se, or are they the result of differences in socioeconomic background between the two groups?
  • Being Black, Living in the Red demonstrates that many differences between blacks and whites stem not from race but from economic inequalities that have accumulated over the course of American history. Property ownership -- as measured by net worth -- reflects this legacy of economic oppression. The racial discrepancy in wealth holdings leads to advantages for whites in the form of better schools, more desirable residences, higher wages, and more opportunities to save, invest, and thereby further their economic advantages
  • Dalton Conley shows how factoring parental wealth into a reconceptualization of class can lead to a different future for race policy in the United States. As it currently stands, affirmative action programs primarily address racial diversity in schooling and work -- areas that Conley contends generate paradoxical results with respect to racial equity. Instead he suggests an affirmative action policy that fosters minority property accumulation, thereby encouraging long-term wealth equity, or one that -- while continuing to address schooling and work -- is based on social class as defined by family wealth levels rather than on race
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conley, Dalton
Dewey number
305.896/073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.8
LC item number
.C77 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Social classes
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Being Black, living in the red : race, wealth, and social policy in America, Dalton Conley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wealth matters -- Forty acres and a mule; historical and contemporary obstacles to Black property accumulation -- From financial to social to human capital; assets and education -- Up the down escalator; wealth, work, and wages -- It takes a village? premarital childbearing and welfare dependency -- Getting into the Black; conclusions and policy implications
Control code
ocm40298460
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780520216730
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98049951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40298460
Label
Being Black, living in the red : race, wealth, and social policy in America, Dalton Conley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wealth matters -- Forty acres and a mule; historical and contemporary obstacles to Black property accumulation -- From financial to social to human capital; assets and education -- Up the down escalator; wealth, work, and wages -- It takes a village? premarital childbearing and welfare dependency -- Getting into the Black; conclusions and policy implications
Control code
ocm40298460
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780520216730
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98049951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)40298460

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