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Margaret L. Andersen + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305503083

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Margaret L. Andersen + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305503083
Chapter 10, Problem 3QTC-P236
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What are the consequences of residential segregation—for example, for education? For employment?

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Segregation is the division of different groups into separate social classes and geographies. Racial segregation is separation based on race and ethnicity. In the United States, for example, schools are as racially segregated today as they were before integration mandated by Brown v. Board of Education because of the close connection between residential segregation and school segregation.

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Residential segregation based on race or ethnicity leads to segregated K-12 schools, lower quality schools for children of color, higher quality K-12 schools for white children, and greater wealth inequality. White children attend better schools because their schools receive better funding based on property taxes. Historically, white people got wealthy during slavery, and afterwards made money through race-restricted laws. In addition, discriminatory housing practices allowed white people to buy homes in nicer neighborhoods...

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