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Black Bourgeoisie by E. Franklin Frazier

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Sarah Loftus

on 14 April 2014

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Black Bourgeoisie by E. Franklin Frazier
A critical examination of the African American middle class
E. Franklin Frazier
Pioneer in African American studies
Grew up in Baltimore where he attended Colored High School
Published Black Bourgeoisie in 1957

Factors in Black Bourgeoisie
Migration to the north

History of African American middle class
Existed during slavery
Black middle class grew shortly after white middle class grew
From blackdemographics.com
More Statistics
Real median household income in 2009- $49,777. Black median- $32,584
How does the Black Bourgeoisie fit into Linden Hills?
How does the black bourgeoisie function in society?
How has the black middle class changed since Frazier wrote the book, or has it changed at all?
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