Racial Segregation, the Concentration of Disadvantage, and Black and White Homicide Victimization

  title={Racial Segregation, the Concentration of Disadvantage, and Black and White Homicide Victimization},
  author={R. Peterson and L. J. Krivo},
  journal={Sociological Forum},
  • R. Peterson, L. J. Krivo
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Forum
  • Discriminatory housing market practices have created and reinforced patterns of racial residential segregation throughout the United States. Such segregation has racist consequences too. Residential segregation increases the concentration of disadvantage for blacks but not whites, creating African-American residential environments that heighten social problems including violence within the black population. At the same time, segregation protects white residential environments from these dire… CONTINUE READING
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