By M. Paloma Pavel, Carl Anthony
Activists, analysts, and practitioners describe leading edge options that advertise fit neighborhoods, reasonable housing, and obtainable transportation all through America's towns and suburbs.
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While poor rural areas often are physically remote, poor urban areas are almost as isolated in their own ways. Both types of communities are dumping grounds for environmental toxins. They struggle with substandard housing, abandoned lots, and bad schools. High unemployment, broken school systems, widespread substance abuse, and high crime rates undermine family stability and diminish children’s futures. ’’ By ‘‘loyalty’’ he means acceptance of the way things are, and of the power relationships that maintain the status quo.
Fourth, changing family structures, as well as shifts in immigration and demographic trends, had important and disproportionate impact on communities of color (Briggs 2005; Orﬁeld 2006). Environmental devastation and concentrated wealth and poverty are undermining social justice at an unprecedented scale, both domestically and globally. Yet, these forces of destruction also present signiﬁcant opportunities for change. The movement for metropolitan regional equity is engaging congregations, labor movements, civil rights organizations, and environmental groups in ﬁnding ways to meet these challenges.
It was also impacted by the work of the sociologist Howard Odum and the Southern regionalists who documented the unique folkways of the American South. By the late 1960s, the term came to be applied to metropolitan settings, reﬂecting the view that issues such as housing, transportation, the environment, and the political governance of large, multijurisdictional urban places should be treated as an integrated system (Sendich 2006). The movement for regional equity draws from many of these traditions of regionalism, while grafting them on to a root that is outside of conventional representations of regional development, city building, and environmental history—the spatial dimensions of a quest for social and racial justice.