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All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community Summary
Carol B. Stack

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All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community Summary

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It is commonly believed, both by scholars and by laymen, that the ingrained behaviors of the black urban poor are conducive to keeping them poor and a large part of the reason for their apparent lack of economic mobility. However, this study, which is based on direct, face-to-face experience with the black urban poor themselves, shows that far from being conducive to continued poverty, these practices are actually creative responses to dire economic circumstances. The real reason for their lack of social mobility is that the middle and upper-classes, realizing that a subclass of unskilled workers is necessary for the economy, support policies, like welfare, which maintain the status quo rather than policies which would change the economic structures which force the black urban poor into poverty.

The primary problem faced by the black urban poor is a scarcity of resources. In response to this, communities have spontaneously...

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