Atlanta: Race, Class And Urban Expansion (Comparitive by Larry Keating

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By Larry Keating

Atlanta, the epitome of the hot South, is a urban whose fiscal development has remodeled it from a provincial capital to an international urban, person who may well bid for and win the 1996 summer season Olympics. but the truth is that the outstanding development of the sector during the last two decades has exacerbated inequality, really for African american citizens. Atlanta, the town of Martin Luther King, Jr., is still the most segregated towns  within the United States.

Despite African American good fortune in successful the mayor's place of work and keep an eye on of town Council, improvement plans have remained within the keep an eye on of non-public enterprise pursuits. Keating  tells  a couple of  troubling tales. the improvement of the Underground Atlanta, the development of the fast rail method (MARTA), the construction of a brand new stadium for the Braves, the redevelopment of public housing, and the preparations for the Olympic video games all proportion an absence of democratic approach. enterprise and political elites neglected protests from local teams, the pursuits of the negative, and the recommendation of planners.

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