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Mary Pattillo on the black middle class

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Mary Pattillo, author of Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril among the Black Middle Class and Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City was interviewed recently on Penn State Public Broadcasting’s Conversations webcast speaking on the topic of her two books: the American black middle class. In the interview Pattillo talks about the history of the rise of the black middle class and the unique issues that middle class African American’s face today in negotiating their place within their communities and in American society at large.
Navigate to the Penn State website to view the episode.
Also read this excerpt from Black on the Block and another from Black Picket Fences.