Black People : Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos

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    Historian Says Don't 'Sanitize' How Our Government Created Ghettos
    May 14, 2015

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    A helicopter flies over a section of Baltimore affected by riots. Richard Rothstein writes that recent unrest in Baltimore is the legacy of a century of federal, state and local policies designed to "quarantine Baltimore's black population in isolated slums."

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    Fifty years after the repeal of Jim Crow, many African-Americans still live in segregated ghettos in the country's metropolitan areas. Richard Rothstein, a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, has spent years studying the history of residential segregation in America.

    "We have a myth today that the ghettos in metropolitan areas around the country are what the Supreme Court calls 'de-facto' — just the accident of the fact that people have not enough income to move into middle class neighborhoods or because real estate agents steered black and white families to different neighborhoods or because there was white flight," Rothstein tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.​

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    Interesting!
     
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    If income is not the reason black people are living in these Ghetto's, why are Black people cooperating and choosing to live there rather than somewhere else?

    Ken
     
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