|Poverty and Literature 2019
Overall Question: Despite the fact that segregation has existed throughout American history, the truly abysmal 'modern ghetto' emerged only during the last fifty years. Why? What happened?
Chapter One: "On Building the Ghetto": A History (5-13)
How did the modern ghetto come into being?
BLUEPRINT FOR THE GHETTO
IMPOVERISHING THE GHETTO
THE MYTH OF THE WAR ON POVERTY
Chapter Two: "Pillaging the Ghetto" (14-28)
In what ways do African-Americans face discrimination in the job market? (14)
Understand the “index of dissimilarity". (15)What were the “effects” of the following “causes”?
PUNISHING THE CHILDREN
SICK AND POOR
(Note urban poverty health issues)
A SECOND GHETTO: PRISON
[Note Hilfiker’s economic arguments against –