Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Black Picket Fences , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Feb 11, Gloria rated it it was amazing. Pattillo is one of the favorite authors of our instructors.
We have read from her works several times. She grew up middle class and wanted to answer the question why did she finish school and become a professional and why did too many of her classmates go down a more dire road? He answer is the stark differences between the white and black middle classes. The black middle class still has close ties to the lower class. It's an eye opening look at what is gong in America. From a roundup review I did at the end of on NextCity. What I wrote about this book: Black Picket Fences is a reissue.
Pattillo completed her research for the first volume in , and recently revisited her subject cohort in order to issue this update, with an extended afterword where she catches us up with some of its characters. Her original volume dealt with the pressure of white racism to kee From a roundup review I did at the end of on NextCity. Her original volume dealt with the pressure of white racism to keep upwardly mobile blacks out of white areas, which meant that the African-American middle class stayed intermingled with low-income people.
The book is powerful, though, in the way that Pattillo carefully balances her qualitative fieldwork with supplemental observations from quantitative literature on the same subject.
However, in the second edition we learn two things: That very few of the characters Pattillo followed in her fieldwork have taken the wrong road and, apparently, something really has started to shift. The numbers show that U.
Time will tell what that means. Aug 24, Anthony rated it liked it. After moving to East Harlem and becoming surrounded by a decidedly different demographic than the Morningside Heights population, I wanted to find a book that would offer a modern appraisal of urban poverty and growth in primarily black America. While Pattillo After moving to East Harlem and becoming surrounded by a decidedly different demographic than the Morningside Heights population, I wanted to find a book that would offer a modern appraisal of urban poverty and growth in primarily black America. While Pattillo-McCoy lends authenticity to her interviewee's voices, profiling their ambitions, snares, and motivations, many of the potent relations shaping black America are absent from this volume.
She notes how a disproportionate share of Groveland's young black males, despite growing up in middle class surroundings, will die from drug abuse or gang-related violence, or end up in jail. Stark, moving, and still timely, the book is updated for this edition with a new epilogue by the author that details how the neighborhood and its residents fared in the recession of , as well as new interviews with many of the same neighborhood residents featured in the original.
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