CHAPTER 6

Racial Patterns

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The Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s was campaign that vastly helped fix racial inequalities that had been prevalent in the United States for hundreds of years. However, in the late 1970s, pundits began asking questions about racial segregation, and if discrimination had truly been eliminated in all facets of society. It had not yet been a decade since the 1968 Fair Housing Act had been signed into law, and many scholars were wondering if empirical evidence could prove that positive changes in racial segregation and discrimination had been made. Examining these concerns through the lens of racial distribution as impacted by new housing construction is imperative when ...

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