Crossing the Class and Color Lines from Public Housing to White Suburbia
- List Price: $44.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 05/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780226730899
- ISBN10: 0226730891
The book tells of the Gautreaux families' initial discomfort and of the discrimination they felt. Yet it also relates how, against the odds, their lives changed for the better, in employment and education, exploding the notion that poor, inner-city blacks cannot escape the "culture of poverty". Today, with vouchers and certificates replacing public housing, the Gautreaux success story is the most valuable record of the possibilities and limitations of mobility programs.