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Skin deep : how race and complexion matter in the "color-blind" era
Shattering the myth of the color-blind society, the essays in "Skin Deep" examine skin tone stratification in America, which affects relations not only among different races and ethnic groups butExpand
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Race, Class, and Family Structure: Differences in Housing Values for Black and White Homeowners
Several scholars have argued that the continuing disadvantage of the black vis-a-vis the white people has more to do with social class factors than with race. Other scholars have suggested thatExpand
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Financing Patterns of Minority-Owned Small Business
This study examines the initial, seasonal, and refinancing characteristics of 67 minority business owners. The results are compared to the financial characteristics of women-owned and mixed ownershipExpand
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Does race matter? The determinants and consequences of self-reports of discrimination victimization
Abstract Few empirical investigations have explored the determinants of discrimination. Even more rare are studies that explicitly link reports of discrimination to harmful consequences. This articleExpand
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Lost in the storm : The sociology of the black working class, 1850 to 1990
Contemporary sociologists implicitly have assumed that the race-class debate has been resolved: Blacks tend to fall in one of two categories - the black middle class or the truly disadvantaged.Expand
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Educational Attainment and Mortality Differentials
There is a well-established literature discussing the association between education and mortality. Explanations for this association are organized into three broad categories: social structuralExpand
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Credit Where Credit is Due?: Race, Gender, and Discrimination in the Credit Scores of Business Startups
This research seeks to understand the degree to which credit scores of new business startups are influenced by racial or gender discrimination. It examines the degree to which access to businessExpand
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A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH TO BLACK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: PRESENTATION OF THE BLACK ORGANIZATIONAL AUTONOMY MODEL
This paper presents a sociological model of black community development: the Black Organizational Autonomy (BOA) model. The BOA model argues essentially that viable black communities are those withExpand
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Race, Family Structure and Rural Poverty: An Assessment of Population and Structural Change
The purpose of this article is to determine the extent to which poverty among rural Black families [in the United States] has changed over the 1980-1990 decade. Specifically the following questionsExpand
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Rural-Urban Differences in Black Family Structure
The nature and structure of the African American family continues to be a topic of importance in sociology. Since the much-maligned Moynihan report of the 1960s, sociologists have linked Black familyExpand
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