5.23 More Urban Poverty-Wilson

5.23 More Urban Poverty-Wilson - May 23, 2011 The Sociology...

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May 23, 2011 The Sociology of Urban Poverty…MORE Word of the Day Apartheid: According to Wilson, what compounds the economic challenge for many black residents of inner-city neighborhoods are the negative perceptions that many employers have of them. Wilson concedes that it is not clear whether such perceptions are due to “racial bias”. What is clear is that such negative perceptions are strongly attached to African Americans. Employer Hiring Practices: -many did not place ads in Chicago newspapers -many placed ads in ethnic newspapers -never hired a CPS graduate -Preferred hiring from catholic schools on northwest side -Disliked hiring from welfare agencies -These practices were in city labor market and suburbs -Even black employers practiced these How to interpret the data? Wilson is unable to say how strong a role that racial discrimination play, though it seems to suggest that it must play a role. There is “selective recruitment practices” that he observes in his data are indicative of what economists call “statistical discrimination”. The Big Picture According to Wilson
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5.23 More Urban Poverty-Wilson - May 23, 2011 The Sociology...

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