Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality

Black Wealth White Wealth A New Perspective on Racial Inequality Black Wealth White Wealth demonstrates how an analysis of private wealth uncovers a revealing story about race in America An examination of how assets are created expanded and preserved reveals a dee

  • Title: Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality
  • Author: Melvin L. Oliver Thomas Shapriro
  • ISBN: 9780415918473
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality

    Black Wealth White Wealth demonstrates how an analysis of private wealth uncovers a revealing story about race in America An examination of how assets are created, expanded and preserved reveals a deep economic divide between blacks and whites Charting the changing structure of inequality over many generations, the authors examine how and why many blacks have had difficuBlack Wealth White Wealth demonstrates how an analysis of private wealth uncovers a revealing story about race in America An examination of how assets are created, expanded and preserved reveals a deep economic divide between blacks and whites Charting the changing structure of inequality over many generations, the authors examine how and why many blacks have had difficulty accumulating wealth and opportunities for a better life In combining quantitative data from over 12,000 households and interviews with a range of black and white families, the racial face of wealth in America is measured and conceptualized.

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    1. ElizabethHigginbotham

      Amazing book that challenges the way we thinking about earnings and not about wealth. The mixture of interviews to see the role that money plays in people's lives with the quantitative analysis makes the book accessible to a wide audience. I have taught it with students many times. I read the first edition in 1995 and then the second edition.

    2. Miranda Nutt

      This book is a must must MUST read. From a high school debater who is obsessed with the complexities of the United States' inequalities, this book was still unbelievably shocking. While most Americans would probably agree that slavery and Jim Crowe laws were awful and racist, many (like myself a few years ago) are unaware of current injustices. That's why I found this book so fascinating. Melvin Oliver gave a disturbing and enlightening in depth analysis of how legislation passed in the last fif [...]

    3. Kathleen

      5 stars for it's scholarly impact and importance--not quite a 5 star reading experience for someone like me, whose eyes start to glaze over when confronted with R^2s and tables of statistics.Either way, Black Wealth/White Wealth is an excellent place to start reading for those interested in institutional racism. This book shows that whites have better access to wealth and advantages in accumulating wealth that are the result of inheritance, government policy, and the policies of private banking [...]

    4. Frederick

      An in depth statistical view of the racial differences in wealth accumulation in the USA. The book is unique because it is a tenth anniversary edition of the first publishing and offers substantial updates. Another thing that is good about this book is that it just doesn't declare something is out of kilter but offers solutions. I recommend it for people interested in American social history.

    5. Edwin

      great book on the dramatic differences in wealth between blacks and whites, measured by net worth and financial assets. Pretty much blacks, as a group, have no accumulated wealth and assets. Stark realizations about racial equality in America.

    6. David Wilson

      Insightful analysis on the past and present conditions leading to economic inequality between whites and blacks. The suggested solutions to address this reality are very interesting Would love to see them debates in the public forum.

    7. Annette Harpole

      Excellent book. Explained why Black people generally have struggled with wealth building/generational wealth building.

    8. Sera Day

      Read for a political science course. Eye-opening look at the differences between white and black wealth/social capital in the US. Defines wealth in terms of material assets and social class.

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