Two University of Chicago researchers reports that Blacks still encounter major barriers to integrated housing in the nation’s suburbs.
1988 (Nov 24)
Two University of Chicago researchers reported that Blacks still encounter major barriers to integrated housing in the nation's suburbs. In a report entitled "Suburbanization and Segregation in U.S. Metropolitan Areas," Douglas S. Massey and Nancy A. Denton found that Asians and Hispanics had greater contact with other races as they moved out of larger American cities than did Blacks. They concluded that "two decades after the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which, in theory, banned racial discrimination in the sale and rental of housing, Blacks have still not achieved equal access to housing in American cities and suburbs." The study was published in the November 1988 issue of the American Journal of Sociology.