New Book: How National Policy Shapes Community Action

Posted by on December 5, 2003

[posted from LISC e-newsletter]

>> Unfair Housing: How National Policy Shapes Community Action

Mara S. Sidney – 200 pages University Press of Kansas
Synopsis: Why do most neighborhoods in American cities continue to be racially divided? The problem, suggests Mara Sidney, lies with the policies themselves. She contends that to understand why discrimination persists, we need to understand the political challenges faced by advocacy groups who implement them. In Unfair Housing she offers a new explanation for the persistent color lines in our cities by showing how weak national policy has silenced and splintered grassroots activists. Learn more about Unfair Housing and order the book at the University Press of Kansas website (

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