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Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities [SUNSET]

by Jessica Trounstine Author

Drawing on more than a century's worth of quantitative and qualitative data, Segregation By Design brings into sharp focus the continuing reality of racial segregation and inequality in American cities. Author Jessica Trounstine traces the differing legal mechanisms that have been used to enforce this segregation over the decades following the Civil War and through the (ostensible) victories of the Civil Rights Movement. Calling our attention to persistent realities of discrimination, Trounstine shows the reader how city councils and powerful interests in urban areas have worked to maintain the wealth and prosperity of white residents, often at the expense of Black residents and other racially and economically marginalized groups. A potent resource for those seeking to correct injustices and end segregation once and for all.