City of Segregation: 100 Years of Struggle for Housing in Los Angeles, Gibbons, Andrea

City of Segregation: 100 Years of Struggle for Housing in Los Angeles

Authors: Gibbons, Andrea

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786632722

Classification: Fiction

Synopsis: A majestic one-hundred-year study of segregation in Los Angeles

City of Segregation documents one hundred years of struggle against the enforced separation of racial groups through property markets, constructions of community, and the growth of neoliberalism. This movement history covers the decades of work to end legal support for segregation in 1948; the 1960s Civil Rights movement and CORE’s efforts to integrate LA’s white suburbs; and the 2006 victory preserving 10,000 downtown residential hotel units from gentrification enfolded within ongoing resistance to the criminalization and displacement of the homeless. Andrea Gibbons reveals the shape and nature of the racist ideology that must be fought, in Los Angeles and across the United States, if we hope to found just cities.

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