Anthology Outline

Structures of Inequality and Race in

New York City: Looking Backward and Forward


Introduction (Bowser, Devadutt)

Readers will be provided with the purpose, background and objects of the research and public policy project that is the basis of this book.  The theoretical perspective that links chapters will be outlined along with the methodologies used.  The work and approach of the later Walter Stafford will also be explained.  The October 2016 Research Symposium will allow contributors to substantially interact with one another and inform each other’s work.  We will explain the rationale behind the book’s organization and purpose of each chapter as well as next steps. 

Part One: Structure and Dynamics


Chapter One - Economy, Jobs and Income

(Donald Davis, Columbia)

Chapter Two -  Housing Markets: Who Lives Where and When

(Ingrid Ellen, Furman Center, NYU)

Chapter Two, Part II -  New York's Third City

(Victor Bach, Community Service Society)

Chapter Three - Education: When and Where Schools Work and Fail

(James Kemple, Research Alliance for New York City Schools, NYU)

Chapter Four - What Difference do City Administrations Make?

(Journalists: Thomas Robbin, Wayne Barrett)

Chapter Five - Metropolitan Dynamics of Racialized Inequality

(Benjamin Bowser, Cal. State University)


Part Two: Mobility Mountains


Chapter Six - African Americans: Embattled and Dispersed

(John Flateau, CUNY Medger Evers)

Chapter Seven - Latin American Immigration and Mobility

Chapter Eight - West Indian Immigration and Mobility

(Calvin Holder, CUNY, Staten Island; Aubrey Bonnett, SUNY, Old Westbury)

Chapter Nine - Chinese and Other Asian Immigration and Mobility

(Howard Shih, Asian American Federation)



Part Three: Outcomes and Responses


Chapter Ten - Criminal Justice: Control, Stigma and Jail

(Flores Forbes, Columbia)

Chapter Eleven - Effects of Stop and Frisk: A New Construction of Blackness

(Natalie Byfield, St. Johns University)

Chapter Twelve - Culturally Biased Expert Testimony in Criminal and Family Proceedings:

An Overlooked yet Pervasive Form of Race-Based Discrimination

(Stephen Greenspan, George  Woods, Science Advisers)

Chapter Thirteen - Public Health: What Drugs and HIV did to New York Communities

(Robert Fullilove, Columbia)

Chapter Fourteen - Health Policy: Access to Health Care Services

(Michael  K. Gusmano, Victor G. Rodwin and Daniel Weisz, NYU)

Chapter Fifteen - Public Housing: New York’s Third City

(Victor Bach, Community Service Society)

Chapter Sixteen - Community Activism: The Plight of CBOs in the New Dynamic

(Robert Hawkins, NYU)

Chapter Seventeen - Who Needs Race Relations: New York and Global Human Rights

(Kristen Lewis, Sara-Bud-Sharps, Measures of America)




Chapter Eighteen - Recommendations

Chapter Nineteen - Summary Assessment



Key Dates

  • October 13-14, 2016: Symposium
  • Fall 2017: Community dialogues
  • Fall 2017: Anthology publication
  • Fall 2017: Post-publication discussions


Chelli Devadutt


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