The South Side

The South Side

A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation

Paperback - 2017
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The author documents the various ways in which the racial segregation of Chicago's neighborhoods has come to define this Midwestern city. The author believes that institutional racism, more than the class of the city's residents, has made it difficult for African Americans to advance in life, as other groups have done historically.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2017.
Edition: First Picador edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250118332
1250118336
Characteristics: xiv, 250 pages : illustrations, map, ; 21 cm

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NPR reporter for station WBEZ Natalie Moore (The Almighty Black P Stone Nation) grew up on the South Side and considers it a magical place, a hub for African American culture. Here she proudly defends the South Side against the depiction of the area as a war zone in a chapter titled, "We Are... Read More »


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