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Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing

Jeannine Bell

Abstract

Despite increasing racial tolerance and national diversity, neighborhood segregation remains a very real problem in cities across America. Scholars, government officials, and the general public have long attempted to understand why segregation persists despite efforts to combat it, traditionally focusing on the issue of “white flight,” or the idea that white residents will move to other areas if their neighborhood becomes integrated. This book expands upon these understandings by investigating a little-examined but surprisingly prevalent problem of “move-in violence,” the anti-integration viol ... More

Keywords: racial tolerance, national diversity, neighborhood segregation, anti-integration violence, white residents, housing segregation, neighborhood racial violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814791448
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814791448.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeannine Bell, author