MEDIA REPORTS ON SEGREGATION IN THE SUBURBS
(Listed in reverse chronological order)
"Suburban politicians once had to master a small but demanding catalog of local issues. Taxes, garbage, crime and schools were always the big ones. But recently a volatile new issue has been showing up on the local meet-the-candidate circuit, and it is pretty much the opposite of the familiar and the local. It is illegal immigration. " The New York Times, October 6, 2005, Author: Paul Vitello
"When Joe and Oleyetta Priester were buying a home several years ago, they were interested in Farmington, West Hartford and other suburbs west of Hartford. But they say their real estate broker never seemed to find many houses for them to consider." Home Buyers Suspect Racial Steering, Hartford Courant, September 8, 2003, Author: Mike Swift
"Since 1980, Greater Hartford's middle-class blacks have made a significant geographic switch, from predominantly urban to principally suburban. The urban exodus cost Hartford about a quarter of its black middle-class population during the 1990s lone." Blacks Find Affluent Suburban Niche, Hartford Courant, September 7, 2003, Author: Mike Swift
"One day in the early 1950s, Walt Disney pulled his car onto the new freeway running south from Los Angeles and drove until he came to a village surrounded by orange groves. Here he decided to build 'the happiest place in the world' -Disneyland." 'New Brooklyn's' replace white suburbs Anaheim, other cities reshaped by immigration wave, USA TODAY, May 19, 2003 Author: Rick Hampson
"'The challenge for the cities is to remain competitive for (young professionals) when they move into their 30s and 40s and start raising families,' Logan said. 'It's like you have a captive audience and can you manage not to lose it.'" Schools, housing essential to solution, Tennessean, January 26, 2003 Author: Jay Hamburg
Economists and demographers guess that the reasons for the continuing poverty include a complex mix of some affluent people leaving Davidson for the surrounding counties and an influx of less affluent people, drawn here by Nashville's robust economy." '90s boom left Metro's poor behind, Tennessean, January 26, 2003 Author: Jay Hamburg
"The disparity between Nashville and surrounding suburban counties worries Ed Cole. He is director of Cumberland Region Tomorrow, a nonprofit group that tries to encourage planned growth across the region. 'It can get to be a spiral,' Cole said..." Experts try to find explanations for poverty rate in Davidson, Tennessean, January 26, 2003 Author: Jay Hamburg
"Such separation of blacks and whites is the rule, not the exception, across Nassau and Suffolk Counties, so much so that a new study comparing rates of integration in different communities ranks Long Island as the nation's most segregated suburb. " The New York Times, June 5, 2002. Author: Bruce Lambert
"Segregation has increased from 1990 to 2000 in almost every large suburban area, from Milwaukee to metropolitan New York, said the Lewis Mumford Center at the University of Albany, a research concern that specializes in demographics. " The New York Times, September 23, 2001. Author: Jayson Blair
"A new report reveals that record numbers of minorities have moved to the suburbs across the nation during the past decade, yet Boston's 'burbs remain overwhelmingly white. 'It is very striking,' said John Logan, a sociologist at the University at Albany who authored the study, 'The New Ethnic Enclaves in America's Suburbs.' " The Boston Herald, July 29, 2001. Author: Kay Lazar
"These patterns are troubling because poorer and less educated people tend to cluster in segregated neighborhoods. As a group, they tend to generate less funding for schools and services." USA Today, July 9, 2001. Author: Haya El Nasser.
"Increasingly, we're finding that immigrants are moving to the suburbs as their first step when they arrive in the country... It used to be you go to the city and then the suburbs." USA Today, July 9, 2001. Author: Haya El Nasser.