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God and Government in the GhettoThe Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America$
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Michael Leo Owens

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226642062

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.001.0001

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Public Policy and Black Neighborhood Decline

Public Policy and Black Neighborhood Decline

(p.67) Chapter Three Public Policy and Black Neighborhood Decline
God and Government in the Ghetto
University of Chicago Press

This chapter focuses on the formation and decline of four black neighborhoods that became sites for church–state collaboration in New York City. Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, South Jamaica, and Morrisania lost middle-class residents, jobs, investment and security during the 1960s and the situation worsened subsequent decades. Black clergy attributes the problems of the neighborhoods in the last three decades of the twentieth century to the limitations and flaws of city politics and black politicians in making government more responsive.

Keywords:   black neighborhoods, church–state collaboration, New York City, black clergy, city politics, black politicians, Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, South Jamaica, Morrisania

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