income housing stock, jobs shifting to the suburbs, strained employment
markets, rising crime and drug trafficking, business closures and disinvestment in poor and minority neighborhoods, and a host of other problems. Until blacks, a group that makes up one-fourth of the region's
population, share more fully in the resources of the South, there will
not be a New South.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develoment, Report of the
President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1980), 165-69; John D. Kasarda
, "The Implications of Contemporary Distribution Trends for
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Michael D. Irvin, and
Holly L. Hughes, "The
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Robert D. Bullard, "Blacks in the New South: Problems and
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David C. Perry and
Alfred J. Watkins, The Rise of the Sunbelt
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Chet Fuller, "I Hear Them Call It the New South," Black
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William C. Matney and
Dwight L. Johnson, America's Black
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Kasarda et al., "The South Is Still Rising,"32.
Gurney Breckenfeld, "Refilling the Metropolitan Doughnut," in The Rise of the Sunbelt Cities, ed.
David C. Perry and
Alfred J. Watkins,
(Beverly Hills, CA: Sage, 1977), 238.
Robert D. Bullard, Invisible Houston: The Black Experience
in Boom and Bust (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University, 198-7),
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William J. Wilson, The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City,
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John D. Kasarda, "Caught in the Web of Change," Society 21
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Book title: Dream and Reality:The Modern Black Struggle for Freedom and Equality.
Contributors: Jeannine Swift - Editor.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1991.
Page number: 50.
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