The Resource Toxic inequality : how America's wealth gap destroys mobility, deepens the racial divide, & threatens our future, Thomas M. Shapiro

Toxic inequality : how America's wealth gap destroys mobility, deepens the racial divide, & threatens our future, Thomas M. Shapiro

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Toxic inequality : how America's wealth gap destroys mobility, deepens the racial divide, & threatens our future
Title
Toxic inequality
Title remainder
how America's wealth gap destroys mobility, deepens the racial divide, & threatens our future
Statement of responsibility
Thomas M. Shapiro
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the Great Recession, most Americans' standard of living has stagnated or declined. Economic inequality is at historic highs. But inequality's impact differs by race; African Americans' net wealth is just a tenth that of white Americans, and over recent decades, white families have accumulated wealth at three times the rate of black families. In our increasingly diverse nation, sociologist Thomas M. Shapiro argues, wealth disparities must be understood in tandem with racial inequities--a dangerous combination he terms "toxic inequality." In Toxic Inequality, Shapiro reveals how these forces combine to trap families in place. Following nearly two hundred families of different races and income levels over a period of twelve years, Shapiro's research vividly documents the recession's toll on parents and children, the ways families use assets to manage crises and create opportunities, and the real reasons some families build wealth while others struggle in poverty. The structure of our neighborhoods, workplaces, and tax code--much more than individual choices--push some forward and hold others back. A lack of assets, far more common in families of color, can often ruin parents' careful plans for themselves and their children. Toxic inequality may seem inexorable, but it is not inevitable. America's growing wealth gap and its yawning racial divide have been forged by history and preserved by policy, and only bold, race-conscious reforms can move us toward a more just society."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapiro, Thomas M
Dewey number
339.4/60973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.P6
LC item number
S43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • Racism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Toxic inequality : how America's wealth gap destroys mobility, deepens the racial divide, & threatens our future, Thomas M. Shapiro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Dreams deferred and derailed -- Wealth matters -- Inequality at home -- Inequality at work -- The inheritance advantage -- The hidden hand of government -- Forward to equity -- Appendix. The leveraging mobility study
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 268 pages
Isbn
9780465046935
Lccn
2016043570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952369544
  • 730287
  • (OCoLC)ocn952369544
  • 730287
Label
Toxic inequality : how America's wealth gap destroys mobility, deepens the racial divide, & threatens our future, Thomas M. Shapiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dreams deferred and derailed -- Wealth matters -- Inequality at home -- Inequality at work -- The inheritance advantage -- The hidden hand of government -- Forward to equity -- Appendix. The leveraging mobility study
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 268 pages
Isbn
9780465046935
Lccn
2016043570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952369544
  • 730287
  • (OCoLC)ocn952369544
  • 730287

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