Excluded: How Snob Zoning, Nimbyism, and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don't See

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About the Author
Richard D. Kahlenberg is a researcher and writer on education and housing policy. He is known as "the intellectual father of the economic integration movement" in K-12 schooling and "the nation's chief proponent of class-based affirmative action in higher education admissions." His articles have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, the Atlantic and he has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, C-SPAN, MSNBC, PBS and NPR. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law, he has been a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation, a Fellow at the Center for National Policy, a visiting associate professor of constitutional law at George Washington University, and a legislative assistant to Senator Charles S. Robb (D-VA).

"A valuable guide to fixing one of America's most enduring social ills."--Publishers Weekly
"A thoughtful, worthy argument for fair-housing reforms that are truly fair." --Kirkus
"In this brilliant book, Richard Kahlenberg deftly integrates quantitative and qualitative evidence to illuminate the basic theme of his career and one of the central controversies in contemporary America--how to reconcile the tension between class and race. More specifically, he shows how 'snob zoning' leads to segregation by both race and class and thus blocks opportunity for all Americans. Nevertheless, it is ultimately an optimistic book, showing necessary reforms are both technically feasible and politically possible. He eloquently evokes the final dream of both Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, uniting working-class whites and people of color in a single coalition for reform."--Robert D. Putnam, research professor, Harvard Kennedy School, and author of Bowling Alone and The Upswing
"Kahlenberg, in his profound new book Excluded, exposes the hidden class injuries of exclusionary zoning. Once you see the terrible toll of this socially permissible form of discrimination, you won't be able to unsee it. It will change the way you think about your society and about the proper goals of a progressive politics."--Ruy Teixeira, senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute
"Kahlenberg's in-depth exploration into the history of America's exclusionary housing policies is required reading for anyone interested in understanding the housing affordability crisis in the United States and its ripple effects throughout society. Our communities and citizens alike would be better off if every policymaker took the time to read through this exquisite undertaking, where Mr. Kahlenberg uses real-life examples and expert analysis to provide essential insight into one of the most important, complex challenges facing our nation."--Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II
"I loved reading Excluded. It addresses the great unfinished business of the civil rights movement: inequality in housing, which perpetuates inequality in schooling. Kahlenberg's practical proposals would give civil-rights lawyers the tools they need to fight persistent and deeply harmful practices that segregate Americans by race and class."--John Brittain, former chief counsel, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
"Kahlenberg's assessment of the causes, implications, and cures for class-based residential segregation is must-reading for all those interested in urban policy and politics. His analysis is highly accessible and engaging, while rigorous and well-grounded in the latest research. Most importantly, he offers an unusually thorough and insightful prescription for breaking down the barriers posed by exclusionary zoning, not just to people of color, but to all lower income families."--Vicki Been, NYU School of Law
"A very worthy book of contemporary and historical relevance." --Booklist