I read this for my Sociology of Urban Education class at TC The basic premise is that the creation of the White middle class suburbs as we now them excluding Blacks and those with low incomes had to do with federal policy that the free market The way the federal government the real This book chronicles the incredible history of not only state based discrimination in housing but also the power of neighborhood associations and individuals driven by fear to deny access to or drive out people of color Our nation and especially many urban centers like Chicago are still incredibly segregated For
Anyone Who Thinks That who thinks that opportunity today allows anyone to live anywhere and to accumulate euity and wealth The American Dream this book will provide the historical context for a serious reexamination of that notion This book starts with a simple uestion about white people in Detroit within a concrete period the time between the formation of two distinct white mobs coming together around the prospect of sharing their neighbohood with a stranger of colour the first in 1925 the infamous Sweet case on Garland street and the second in 1963 on Kendal Street In Short Street In short now that between the 1920s and 1960s both the geographical and intellectual settings for. Northern whites in the post–World War II era began to support the principle of civil rights so why did many of them continue to oppose racial integration in their communities Challenging conventional wisdom about the growth prosperity and racial exclusivity of American suburbs David M P Freund argues that previous attempts to answer this uestion have overlooked a change in the racial thinking of whites and the role of suburban politics in effecting this change In Colored Property he shows how Sing from this important scholarship is an investigation of how whites racial thinking itself changed during the years that the United States became a predominantly suburban and home owning nation Like many studies of the postwar metropolis this book argues that race did matter that whites racial views and preferences continued to shape struggles over housing and neighborhoods in the 1940s 1950s and
1960S BUT UNLIKE MOST STUDIES IT ARGUES THAT WHITES But unlike most studies it argues that whites about race were undergoing a fundamental transformation during these years It explores an important facet of that transformation by showing how whites grew deeply invested in new ideas about the relationship between race and property And it argues that this new racial thinking was decisively shaped by the powerful new institutions and private practices that fueled postwar suburban growth while also successfully excluding most black people from its benefits Rather than describe how other variables interacted with a presumably
"STATIC WHITE RACISM I ARGUE THAT IDENTITY AND "white racism I argue that white identity racism were being remade and that these changes were inextricably linked to a revolution in metropolitan political economyIt s uite an interesting and exceedingly pursuasive argument about racial formationAs whites Ard and city council meetings details the efforts of neighborhood “property improvement” associations and reconstructs battles over race and housing to demonstrate how whites learned to view discrimination not as an act of racism but as a legitimate response to the needs of the market Illuminating government’s powerful yet still hidden role in the segregation of US cities Colored Property presents a dramatic new vision of metropolitan growth segregation and white identity in modern America?.
DOWNLOAD Colored Property State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America Historical Studies of Urban AmericaWhite homeowner vigilantism had clearly changed The mob that descended upon Kendal Street represented a new generation of white resistance to racial integration ethnically inclusive predominantly home owning and suburban AND POSTWAR WHITES ORGANIZED TO MAINTAIN postwar whites organized to maintain color line at a time when it was impolitic at best to announce one s racism out loud Nonetheless the similarities between the Garland and Kendal Street episodes and the apparent continuity of
White Hostility To Integrated Neighborhoods Raise A Fundamental Uestion Thathostility to integrated neighborhoods raise a fundamental uestion that study seeks to answer If most northern whites had disavowed racism and supported the principle of racial euality why did so many continue to oppose residential integration What motivated postwar whites to exclude black people from their neighborhoods 5 So it looks at the articulation of changing ideas of race and changing patterns of property ownership and the private and public policies that shaped these Most commentators treat white racism as something unchanging and as conceptually separable from other variables that fuel conflict between groups including racial groups Scholars generally portray white racism as a static though ill defined sentiment an irrational and misguided antipathy toward nonwhites Largely mis. Ederal intervention spurred a dramatic shift in the language and logic of residential exclusion away from invocations of a mythical racial hierarchy and toward talk of markets property and citizenship Freund begins his exploration by tracing the emergence of a powerful public private alliance that facilitated postwar suburban growth across the nation with federal programs that significantly favored whites Then showing how this national story played out in metropolitan Detroit he visits zoning bo.