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Perry, Andre M.,

Know your price : valuing black lives and property in America's black cities / Valuing black lives and property in America's black cities Andre M. Perry. - 1 online resource (xii, 251 pages) : illustrations, maps

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: The asset of home -- Who runs the city -- A father forged in Detroit -- Buy back the block -- A different kind of school -- The apologies we owe to students and teachers -- Having babies like white people -- For the sake of America, elect a black woman president -- "This city will be chocolate at the end of the day."

"The deliberate devaluation of Blacks and their communities-stemming from America's centuries-old history of slavery, racism, and other state-sanctioned policies like redlining-have tangible, far-reaching, and negative economic and social impacts. Rejecting policies shaped by flawed perspectives, this book gives fresh insights on these impacts and provides a new value paradigm to limit them. Noted educator, journalist, and scholar Andre Perry takes readers on a guided tour of five Black-majority cities whose assets and strengths are undervalued. Perry begins the tour in his hometown of Wilkinsburg, a small city east of Pittsburgh that, unlike its much larger neighbor, is struggling and failing to attract new jobs and industry. Perry gives an overview of Black-majority cities and spotlights four that he has a deep connection to-Detroit, New Orleans, Birmingham, and Washington, D.C.-providing an intimate look at the assets residents should demand greater value from. The book demonstrates through rigorous research and analysis the worth of Black people's intrinsic strengths, real property, and traditional institutions. All of these assets are means of empowerment, as Perry argues for shifting away from simplified notions of equality and moving toward maximizing equity"--

9780815737285 0815737289

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Since 1945

Urban African Americans--Economic conditions.
Urban African Americans--Social conditions.
Valuation--United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Ethnic Studies--African American Studies.
Race relations.
Social conditions.

United States--Race relations.
United States--Social conditions--1945-
United States.

Electronic books.

E185.8 / .P43 2020


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