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By Karyn Lacy

As Karyn R. Lacy's cutting edge paintings within the suburbs of Washington, DC, unearths, there's a continuum of middle-classness between blacks, starting from lower-middle classification to middle-middle type to upper-middle category. concentrating on the latter , Lacy explores an more and more vital social and demographic team: middle-class blacks who reside in middle-class suburbs the place negative blacks are usually not current. those "blue-chip black" suburbanites earn good over fifty thousand funds every year and paintings in predominantly white expert environments. Lacy examines the complex experience of identification that folks in those teams craft to regulate their interactions with lower-class blacks, middle-class whites, and different middle-class blacks as they search to harvest the advantages of their middle-class status.

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