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Black Pickett fences by Mary Pattillo explore the black middle class like no other scholar to this date, she provides qualitative date and quantitative data in her findings. She explains the positive and negative obstacles in life for the black middle class. Black Pickett Fences and Black Wealth White Wealth have a lot of similar information. Both claim that majority of blacks are poor, black middle class face problems that the white middle class don’t, and the black middle class is fragile. Black success is defined by income, but we should measure it by wealth.Equality of opportunity, and equality of achievement, opportunity is you can go to college, achievement bettering the resources at that school so that can be competent. The middle class consist of …show more content…

Polarization means segregation within a society that may emerge from income inequality, real-estate fluctuations, economic displacements. Also result in such differentiation that would consist of various social groups, from high-income to low-income. Deindustrialization means manual labor is less apparent in the workforce. Racial segregation means blacks neighborhoods not highly fashionable. Polarization is very prevalent in Baltimore, of the recent weeks I've seen graphics of the economic instability of the city. Places that were near the water was green (Improving economy and lower rates of crime), all the inner city neighborhoods were considered poverty and had high crime rates by the graph. The theme that I noticed is that the more developed neighborhoods were near the water and away from the city, more on the outskirts of town. From personal opinion driving around Baltimore I can say this is extremely accurate, change must happen now. The better developed parts of Baltimore had better food, more supermarkets, the buildings were different, and the quality of life was better. In the less developed places there were fewer supermarkets, crackheads on the streets, drug

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