Historical Shadows: The Links between Sundown Towns and Contemporary Black–White Inequality

  title={Historical Shadows: The Links between Sundown Towns and Contemporary Black–White Inequality},
  author={Heather A. O’Connell},
  journal={Sociology of Race and Ethnicity},
  pages={311 - 325}
I contribute to our understanding of black–white inequality in the United States by assessing the legacy of “sundown towns.” Sundown towns are places that restricted who could live there based on ideas about race. The often-violent tactics employed to create and maintain all-white spaces reshaped dramatically the demographic and social landscape of the non-South. I extend previous research on sundown towns by examining their association with contemporary black–white economic inequality. In… 
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