Segregated by Race Homework - University of Mount Olive Spring 2013 Segregated by Race Homework Why does it matter if neighborhoods are segregated by

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University of Mount Olive Spring 2013 Segregated by Race Homework Why does it matter if neighborhoods are segregated by race? Explain the consequences of segregation. Segregation has many consequences on communities and their inhabitants. “Segregation deprives minority families of access to quality schools, jobs, healthcare, public services, and private amenities such as restaurants, theatres, and quality retail stores.” It would seem that segregation does not provide the same quality of life for minorities, especially those found in major cities. In these cities, African Americans and Hispanics live in concentrated amounts. The issue is that job growth and better schools are found in the suburbs. The article references a study done by Amy Stuart Wells and Robert Cram that shows that “black children living in St. Louis who attend schools in the suburbs are more likely to graduate and go on to college than those attending city schools.” “Segregation helps to perpetuate prejudice, stereotypes, and racial tension.” I fully

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