Squires, Gregory, and Charis Kubrin. “Privileged Places.” N.p., 2006. Web. 25 Mar. 2016.
In Gregory Squires article, he argues that racial disparities between cities and suburbs, and racial segregation in general, persist as dominant features of metropolitan areas. Urban American cities are disproportionately non-white, especially with segregation particularly between blacks and whites. Currently, if segregation is declining, for blacks, it does not appear that this has translated into them being able to move into better neighborhoods. Segregation, in conjunction with the concentration of poverty and growing economic inequality, results in growing isolation of poor minority households. With this segregation in urban infrastructure it can lead to many other issues. Spatial and racial inequalities are directly associated with access to services and opportunities required for a good and sustainable life; health, education, and employment. Squires concludes his argument by stating while the quality of life for racial minorities has improved over the years, such approaches simply do not recognize the extent to which race and racism continue to shape the opportunity structure in the United States and advocated for policies of reform.
I chose this source because is relates to many cities in America including Atlanta, where you can see a wide gap between rich and poor, and often it is between whites and other racial groups.