Pattillo, Mary.

Black on the Block : The Politics of Race and Class in the City - Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014. - 1 online resource (402 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. 4432 Berkeley -- 2. The Black Bourgeoisie Meets the Truly Disadvantaged -- 3. White Power, Black Brokers -- 4. Remedies to "Educational Malpractice" -- 5. The Case against Public Housing -- 6. The Case for Public Housing -- 7. Avenging Violence with Violence -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index

In Black on the Block, Mary Pattillo-a Newsweek Woman of the 21st Century-uses the historic rise, alarming fall, and equally dramatic renewal of Chicago's North Kenwood-Oakland neighborhood to explore the politics of race and class in contemporary urban America.             There was a time when North Kenwood-Oakland was plagued by gangs, drugs, violence, and the font of poverty from which they sprang. But in the late 1980s, activists rose up to tackle the social problems that had plagued the area for decades. Black on the Block tells the remarkable story of how these residents laid the ground

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African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions.
Community life -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Gentrification -- Illinois -- Chicago.
North Kenwood (Chicago, Ill.) -- Race relations.
North Kenwood (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social conditions.
Oakland (Chicago, Ill.) -- Race relations.
Social classes -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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