Document Type

Honors Project


Contemporary, residential housing patterns in Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA are becoming re-segregated. I argue the politics of locality tends to catalyze white flight, increase racial and economic isolation, and explicate a skills mismatch phenomenon. By definition, the politics of locality is the way in which individuals choose to separate themselves to protect their property, or the way in which individuals are forcibly situated geographically. This project examines questions of race, class, and citizenship, while analyzing the residential patterns, economic opportunities, and educational policies in Chicago and Seattle, respectively



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