Coates: “The Ghetto is Public Policy”

From Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic,: describing Beryl Satter’s book Family Properties:

But the most affecting aspect of the book is the demonstration of the ghetto not as a product of a violent music, super-predators, or declining respect for marriage, but of policy and power.

Both the piece and the book worth a look.

 

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One comment on “Coates: “The Ghetto is Public Policy”

  1. […] seen the light. My critiques of market-based development, political fragmentation, and historically institutionalized racism in metropolitan America are way off base. In fact, suburban sprawl is the natural and ideal […]

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