ppr2 outline - c. Informal jobs d. Lack of resources to...

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I. 1. Concentrated poverty and residential segregation a. African Americans trapped in ghettos: people crowded together in impoverished conditions; prevented by law and violence from living in many communities/neighborhoods b. “hypersegregated” everyone in own/ adjacent neighborhoods is black, including poor and non-poor African Americans, and were forced to live in areas with concentrated poverty where it lacked support facilities, recreational facilities, good schools etc. c. produced by racism—laws, supreme court, people in positions of power, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, historical context—slavery, jim crow laws 2. Sociological problems contributing to joblessness a. Lack of structure and routine b. Suburbanization of jobs/ computer revolution
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Unformatted text preview: c. Informal jobs d. Lack of resources to obtaining occupation mobility II. 1. Consequences a. Joblessness—limited access to jobs/ lack of social and cultural capital b. Crime c. Inadequate education d. Pregnancy among young teens 2. Social pathologies: sense of disconnection between American dream and attaining the dream frustration= high rates of crime, violence, drug usage/selling, sexual acting out a. Anomic III. 1. Policies a. Money spent on education as solution for profound joblessness… presence of social/cultural capital in a good school; enables more job opportunities b. Affirmative action: another solution for joblessness…eliminate discrimination during hiring process by employers...
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course SOC 224 taught by Professor Davidcort during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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