chapter  14
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The Ghetto Game: Apartheid and the Developer’s Imperative in Postindustrial American Cities

In the 1960s, open housing advocates feared that the United States might begin to play a “ghetto game,” with whites moving away as blacks arrived, resulting in simply relocating but not abolishing American ghettos (Clark 1962). It turns out that these fears were justifi ed, though the characteristics of the game diff er substantially from what had been feared.