Black Asset Poverty and the Enduring Racial DivideLori Latrice Martin
|2012/239 pages/LC: 2012038617 |
A FirstForumPress Book
Choice Outstanding Academic Book!
Claims of a postracial society notwithstanding, there are enormous and even expanding differences in the level of assets owned by various racial and ethnic groups—and black families are vastly overrepresented among the asset poor. Lori Martin provides an in-depth exploration of the causes and consequences of racial wealth inequality.
Drawing on both national data and case studies from New York City, Martin probes the reasons for discrepancies in wealth accumulation and their significance for black Americans of all economic classes. Her work allows a deeper understanding of the impact of asset poverty on individuals, families, communities, and the nation as a whole.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lori Latrice Martin is associate professor of sociology and African and American Studies at Louisiana State University.
- Exploring Asset Poverty.
- Financial Inequality in a "Postracial" Society.
- Historical Perspectives.
- The Splintering of Black America
- US Recession, Black Depression.
- Transcendent Elites: Losing Ground.
- Mainstream Middle Class: Missing in Action.
- The Myth of the Black Immigrant Advantage.
- Income Rich, Asset Poor.
- Toward a Radical Reconstruction.