Anti-black racism is a stark fact in Chicago, illustrated by significant racial inequality in and around contemporary "global" city. Here Street explains this neo-liberal apartheid and its resulting disparity in terms of persistently and deeply racist societal and institutional practices and policies. Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis criticizes neoconservative and liberal explanations of the black urban crisis, challenges sharp distinctions between present and "past" racism, and proposes ideas for challenging urban racism in the 21st century.
Paul Street was the Vice President for Research and Planning and Director of Research at The Chicago Urban League and is currently an independent policy researcher and journalist in Iowa City. He is the author of Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11 and Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era. Street writes regularly for Z Magazine, Black Agenda Report, and Dissident Voice.
Chapter 1 It'll Take More Than a Hurricane: Race, Place, Chicago and America's "Enduring Shame" Chapter 2 Whitewashing "Global Chicago": Racial Invisibility in the Neoliberal Era Chapter 3 The First and Only True Ghetto Chapter 4 The Second, "Golden Age" Ghetto Chapter 5 The Nadir: The Third and Apocalyptic Ghetto and the Retreat From Race Chapter 6 Metropolitan Apartheid Chapter 7 Savage Inequalities Chapter 8 What's "Racism" Got to Do With It? Chapter 9 Contesting Corporate Urban Neoliberal Racism