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Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America

HardCover. Pub Date: October 2009 Pages: 354 in Publisher: Harper It sounds like a recipe for a riot: an inquisitive. black writer journeying into some of the most segregated neighborhoods in the country. But Benjamin ... pulls off his quest with good cheer.-Time [Benjamin] offers in the end a chilling vision of the future for progressive values.-Daily KosExploring the identity. inhabitants. and social and political implications of ... small towns ... is the premise of Benjamin's provocative new book.-The Daily Beast Benjamin examines the history. politics. economics. and culture of race and class as seen in the growth of these 'whitopias.' racially and therefore socioeconomically exclusive communities from the exurb St. George. Utah to the inner -city enclave of Carnegie Hill in Manhattan .... This is a thoroughly engaging and eye-opening look at an urgent social issue.-Boo...

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