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Unformatted text preview: Giving a rough estimate, I would say that about 25 of those houses are full with black families. I thought that it was just coincidence. This was until I saw the slide in class and the picture in the reading of the flash cards with the different neighborhoods on them. Not to mention that the study proved whites definitely preferred living near whites, it also showed that blacks liked to live near other blacks as well. When I saw that slide, I immediately realized that maybe the reason that that one block consists of many black families from my town is because it borders a town known as Paterson, New Jersey which contains a higher black population than any other town in the county. Obviously this is not a definite reason, but my studies in sociology might have taught me a little more about my own town....
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- Fall '08