More Details for: African Americans in White Suburbia

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African Americans in White Suburbia.

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Main Author: McGowen, Ernest.
Published: University Press of Kansas, 2016.
Topics: Suburban African Americans - Politics and government. | Suburban African Americans - Social networks. | Suburban African Americans - Race identity. | Suburbanites - Political activity - United States. | Suburbanites - Social networks - United States. | Group identity - United States. | POLITICAL SCIENCE - American Government - Local.
Regions: United States - Race relations. | United States.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 070062418X (ebk)

Summary: "What happens to their social and political attitudes when African Americans become better educated, more affluent, and move to wealthy, largely white suburbs? In this study of affluent African Americans who live in suburbs that remain predominately white, Ernest McGowen shows that they maintain their connections with African American institutions in the inner city and largely minority "black ring" suburbs and tend not to develop attitudes that match those of their white suburban neighbors. Indeed, despite attaining levels of education and affluence that enable them to live among white people of a similar socio-economic status, these African Americans find their race remains a defining marker in their lives and their politics. They seek to maintain connections to institutions and groups that enable them to feel connected to those who share their experience of race in America."--Provided by publisher.
Restrictions: Available to current SIUC students, faculty, and staff.
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More Details for: African Americans in White Suburbia