This book addresses the issues in an empirical fashion after examining different sociological and geographic perspectives. It provides a basic understanding of the multi-faceted nature of racial inequalities in urban America, both in a broad context and in separate analyses of housing.
Table of Contents
"List of Tables and Figures, List of Acronyms, Acknowledgments, Race, Ethnicity, and Locational Inequalities: Introduction, Race and Ethnicity, Equity and Racial Disparities, Outline of the Book, U.S. Minority Population: Settlement Patterns, Dispersion, and Growth Trends, Minority Population Settlement and Dispersion, Projected Growth of American Minorities, Implications for Research and Policy, Sociological Narratives of Racism in America, Diversity of Perspectives, A Historical Context for U.S. Racism, Summary, Theories of Spatial Relationships in Urban America, Background to Theoretical Discussions, Part 1: The Free-Market Technological View, Part II: A Postmodern-Marxist Explanation of Urban Growth and Restructuring, Minority and Nonminority Concentrations: Differentiating Between Race-and-Place-Based Inequalities in Urban America, Introduction, Segregation, Minority Equity Issues, Changing Minority Concentrations: The Growth of Hispanic Populations and Black-Hispanic Settlement Patterns, Differences Between Minority Concentrations and White-Majority Urban Subregions: An Empirical Analysis, Summary, Deconstruction of Emerging Racial Mosaics: Equity Issues Where Asian, Americans Mix with Other Minorities in Alameda County, California, Introduction, Increasing Racial Diversity: Some Trends and Issues in Southern California, The Making of a Racial Mosaic: Alameda County, California, Equity Issues in a Multiracial Environment, Indicators of Environmental Inequities and Threats to Minority Health in Urban America, Introduction, A Conceptual Model of Environmental Equity Research, Evidence of Inequitable Outcomes in Monroe and Suffolk Counties, New York, Summary, Retail Structure, Accessibility, and Inequalities in Areas of Minority Concentration, Introduction, Urban Restructuring and the Location of Selected Retail Functions, Retail Distributions: Defining and Formulating ""Accessibility"", Accessibility and Equity, Future Retailing in Inner Cities, Commuting and Locational Access to Employment in Urban America: Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Three Cities, Commuting and Employment: The Spatial Mismatch Hypothesis, Commuting and Access to Employment, Descriptive Summary Data on the Study Areas, Intersection of Transportation, Race, and Place: Detroit, Wayne County, Summary and Conclusions, Discussion and Policy Implications for Areas of Minority Concentrations, Racial Inequalities in Urban America: Retrospect and Prospect, Introduction, Establishing Racial Equity and Social Change in America: Some Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives, Racial Equity and Social Change: Prospects, Challenges, and Hope, Appendix: Sample Urban Counties Used in the Analysis, References, Index "
JOHN FRAZIER is professor of urban geography at SUNY, Binghamton. He has published three books and numerous articles on the applied aspects of geography. He served as consultant to the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Division of HUD, 1994-1996. FLORENCE M. MARGAI is associate professor of geography at SUNY, Binghamton. She received her Ph.D. in 1991 from Kent State University. EUGENE TETTEY-FIO is an assistant professor of urban geography at SUNY, Binghamton. Professor Tettey-Fio earned a Ph.D. from Kent State University in 1996