Building Social Capital Through Place-Based Lawmaking: Case Studies of Two Afro- Caribbean Communities in Miami— The West Grove and Little Haiti

BY MATTHEW FOWLER–African-Americans, Haitians, and Latinos remain largely
racially segregated in impoverished communities. While there has
been a small decrease in residential segregation due to the outmigration
to the suburbs of a small number of African-Americans,
residential segregation has proven to be resistant to change and
remains the “structural linchpin” of American race relations.3 The
true cause of racial disparity is persistent racial animosity and
discrimination, and this persistent disparity, despite decades of
study and governmental action, cannot be addressed through individual
or family-based government benefit support programs and
school desegregation alone. Read More.

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