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Toxic Inequality : How America's Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, & Threatens

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Economic inequality is at historic highs, but its impact differs by race. African Americans’ net wealth is just a tenth that of white Americans. In our increasingly diverse nation, sociologist Thomas M. Shapiro argues, wealth disparities must be understood in tandem with racial inequities?a dangerous combination he terms ?toxic inequality.”

Toxic Inequality reveals how these forces trap families in place. Shapiro’s longitudinal research vividly documents the Great Recession’s toll on parents and children, the ways families use financial assets, and the real reasons some families build wealth while others struggle in poverty. The structure of our neighborhoods, workplaces, and tax code?much more than individual choices?push some forward and hold others back. Toxic inequality has been forged by history and preserved by policy, and only bold, race-conscious reforms can move us toward a more just society.
Number of Pages: 268
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Poverty
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Thomas M. Shapiro
Language: English
Street Date: March 14, 2017
TCIN: 51756211
UPC: 9780465046935
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-8152
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