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Concluding Thoughts on an Agenda for Solving Segregation

Economic and racial segregation are major challenges to the United States. Without concerted government action to reduce segregation, however, little progress is likely. The chapters in Facing Segregation recommend three major strategies for government action. First is promoting integration in high opportunity neighborhoods by supporting the movement of poor minorities into affluent, usually majority white areas. Second is redeveloping areas of concentrated poverty as mixed-race, mixed-income neighborhoods. Third is encouraging the maintenance and expansion of existing, economically diverse middle neighborhoods. All of these steps are challenging and require significant changes in federal or local public policy. This concluding chapter conveys the importance of tackling these challenges and the need to build a political movement for reducing segregation.

Citation

Webber, H. S., & Metzger, M. W. (2018). Concluding thoughts on an agenda for solving segregation. In M. W. Metzger & H. S. Webber (Eds.), Facing segregation: Housing policy solutions for a stronger society (pp. 233–242). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.