By Todd E Robinson
A urban inside of a City cogently argues that the post-war political reform championed by means of neighborhood Republicans reworked the city's racial geography, making a racialized "city inside of a city," that includes a method of "managerial racism" designed to maintain blacks in declining inner-city parts. As Robinson shows, this daring, provocative framework for realizing race family members in Grand Rapids has broader implications for illuminating the twentieth-century African American city adventure in secondary cities.
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