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Poverty in the United States is worse than it was 30 years ago when the original Kerner Commission Report was issued: The poor get poorer even in the midst of a U.S. economic boom, the country is resegregating, and poor African-Americans and Hispanics are becoming concentrated in cities from which it is even harder to escape. This book shows what works and what doesn't in dealing with these problems and offers practical policy recommendations for changing America's present course.
Fred R. Harris is a former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma and a former member of the Kerner Commission. He is currently professor of political science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and has authored or edited fifteen books including Quiet Riots: Race and Poverty in the United States. Lynn A. Curtis is president of the Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, the "keeper of the flame" for the work begun by the Kerner Commission in 1968. He is a former urban policy advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, former director of President Carter's Urban and Regional Policy Group, and author or editor of nine books. He is based in Washington D.C.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Kerner Report Thirty Years Later Chapter 3 Urban Poverty, Welfare Reform, and Child Development Chapter 4 Poverty as a Public Health Issue: Since the Kerner Report of 1968 Chapter 5 The New Urban Poverty: Consequences of the Economic and Social Decline of Inner-City Neighborhoods Chapter 6 Urban Poverty, Race, and the Inner City: The Bitter Fruit of Thirty Years of Neglect Chapter 7 Race, Violence, and Justice since Kerner Chapter 8 Racism and the Poor: Integration and Affirmative Action as Mobility Strategies Chapter 9 Policy for the New Millennium Chapter 10 Conclusion Chapter 11 Notes and Sources Chapter 12 Index
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