Moving toward integration : the past and future of fair housing / Richard H. Sander, Yana A. Kucheva, Jonathan M. Zasloff.

Sander, Richard Henry, 1956- [Browse]
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
  • ©2018
xvii, 587 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


Summary note
Reducing residential segregation is the best way to reduce racial inequality in the United States. African American employment rates, earnings, test scores, even longevity all improve sharply as residential integration increases. Yet far too many participants in our policy and political conversations have come to believe that the battle to integrate America's cities cannot be won. Richard Sander, Yana Kucheva, and Jonathan Zasloff write that the pessimism surrounding desegregation in housing arises from an inadequate understanding of how segregation has evolved and how policy interventions have already set many metropolitan areas on the path to integration. Scholars have debated for decades whether America's fair housing laws are effective. Moving toward Integration provides the most definitive account to date of how those laws were shaped and implemented and why they had a much larger impact in some parts of the country than others. It uses fresh evidence and better analytic tools to show when factors like exclusionary zoning and income differences between blacks and whites pose substantial obstacles to broad integration, and when they do not. Through its interdisciplinary approach and use of rich new data sources, Moving toward Integration offers the first comprehensive analysis of American housing segregation. It explains why racial segregation has been resilient even in an increasingly diverse and tolerant society, and it demonstrates how public policy can align with demographic trends to achieve broad housing integration within a generation.-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-558) and index.
  • Introduction
  • Part I. The core of the American dilemma. Southern black urbanism and the origins of fair housing, 1865-1917
  • The ghetto, 1918-1940
  • Shelley v. Kraemer and the rise of blockbusting, 1940-1959
  • Public housing, federal urban policies, and the underclass, 1934-1962
  • The creation of fair housing statutes, 1959-1968
  • Part II. The impact of fair housing law and the critical decade, 1970-1980. Implementation of the Fair Housing Act, 1968-1975
  • Black pioneers in the 1970s and the segregation puzzle
  • Tipping versus integration : a delicate balance?
  • To leap a moving wall : the inversion of the dual housing market, 1970-1980
  • Part III. The second generation of fair housing, 1975-2000. Exclusionary zoning and structural segregation
  • Fair lending, redlining, and black homeownership, 1970-2000
  • The ethnic mosaic : shifting from two races to many
  • The expansion of federal fair housing law, 1980-1995
  • The slowing of neighborhood racial transition, 1980-2010
  • The reformation of assisted housing programs, 1968-2012
  • Part IV. The twenty-first century. The effects of segregation
  • The effect of diversity on integration
  • Gentrification and the evolution of white demand
  • The mortgage crisis and the Great Recession
  • Implications of urban integration and segregation in the twenty-first century
  • Part V. Solutions. A portfolio of integration strategies
  • Race to the top
  • The politics of integration.
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