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Behind the White Picket Fence: Power and Privilege in a Multiethnic Neighborhood

Sarah Mayorga-Gallo


Creekridge Park is a multi-ethnic, mixed-income urban neighborhood in Durham, North Carolina. In order to better understand what living in a multi-ethnic neighborhood means to residents and what kind of interracial relationships they have, this book's author participated in neighborhood events, conducted intensive interviews, and surveyed the pseudonymous neighborhood's black, white, and Latino households. While the evidence that residential segregation helps maintain racial inequality is well-established, the book demonstrates that the relationship between spatial proximity (how closely diffe ... More

Keywords: Creekridge Park, Durham, multi-ethnic neighborhood, racial inequality, spatial proximity, multi-ethnic spaces, structural inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469618630
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618630.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Mayorga-Gallo, author
University of Cincinnati