Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Segregation, Incarceration and the Middle Class

Thanks to Matt Harris for linking me to this editorial from Clarence Page in the Tribune today. Page discusses the continuation of segregation in our society. He says one of the reasons we don't have riots like we did in the '60s is because we have incarcerated so many African American men. He says, "The most striking difference in today's urban scene is the number of middle-class blacks who have joined middle-class whites in zipping past poor black neighborhoods with their car doors firmly locked." Kevin Gwin posted thoughts on the article as well.

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