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The Truly Disadvantaged

William Julius Wilson’s book, The Truly Disadvantaged (1987), was a groundbreaking work that changed the way our nation looked at poverty. Previously our idea of what caused poverty in the U.S. stemmed from the misuse of Oscar Lewis’ work Five … Continue reading

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Black Identities: West Indian Immigration Dreams and America Realities

Black Identities: West Indian Dreams and American Realities (1999), is an ethnography by Mary Waters, that details the experience of West Indian Blacks.* When studying immigration in the United States a consistent pattern has emerged -assimilation benefits immigrants.  This pattern … Continue reading

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