Journal Article
The Process of Black Suburbanization

In recent years there has been much discussion in academic and popular literature about the increase in the suburbanization of the black population. While some of the patterns and trends have been documented, no study has analyzed in a disaggregated way the process by which black suburbanization takes place, that is, which blacks move, to what type neighborhoods they move, and in what patterns they settle in the metropolitan area. The author analyzes this process in the context of goals for equal opportunity and concludes that the black suburbanization that is occurring represents more of a resegregation of blacks in particular sectors of suburbia than dispersal in an open housing market.

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1979
AuthorsClay P
JournalSage Journals
Date Published06/1979
Abstract

In recent years there has been much discussion in academic and popular literature about the increase in the suburbanization of the black population. While some of the patterns and trends have been documented, no study has analyzed in a disaggregated way the process by which black suburbanization takes place, that is, which blacks move, to what type neighborhoods they move, and in what patterns they settle in the metropolitan area. The author analyzes this process in the context of goals for equal opportunity and concludes that the black suburbanization that is occurring represents more of a resegregation of blacks in particular sectors of suburbia than dispersal in an open housing market.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/107808747901400401