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Hate Thy NeighborMove-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing$
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Jeannine Bell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814791448

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814791448.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction

(p.1) Introduction

Violence and the Neighborhood Color Line

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(p.1) Introduction
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Hate Thy Neighbor
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Jeannine Bell

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814791448.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the overall level of racial segregation of housing in the United States. Data from the 2010 census indicate that the “average” whites live in a neighborhood that is 75 percent white. On the other hand, the racial composition of the residential neighborhoods where African Americans live is very different. Despite tolerance scores indicating that African Americans prefer to live in racially integrated communities, typical African Americans live in a neighborhood that is only 35 percent white. This study indicates that there are still wide gaps in the housing experiences of African Americans and whites. In relation to this research, the book examines the integration into white neighborhoods of African Americans—the nation's most segregated racial minority group.

Keywords:   racial segregation, racial composition, racially integrated communities, housing experiences, African Americans, racial minority, white neighborhood

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