"Through clear and evocative prose, The Price of Paradise
makes the movement for regional equity accessible to the broader public and all those hurt by the disadvantages of regional inequality.It is a clear call for a better and more unified America."-Myron Orfield,author of American Metropolitics: The New Suburban Reality
"Troutt definitively demonstrates why no community is an island, and why caring about those people in the neighborhoods on the other side of the tracks can be the best move you could make to secure your own economic future.Troutt's chapter on remaking communities through metropolitan equity should be required reading for policymakers, activists and urban economists alike."-Daria Roithmayr,author of Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage
"A rare and compelling account of how local governance practices produce racial inequality at every level of American life—and of what we can do about it. Ambitious but pragmatic, the Price of Paradise
offers fresh and concrete ideas for solving the most entrenched social problem in American history."-Devon Carbado,co-author of Acting White?
Rethinking Race in "Post-Racial" America
"A forcefully presented eye-opener sure to provoke controversy as well as interest."-Kirkus,
"David Troutt's The Price of Paradise is a careful analysis and also a personal, passionate critique of the widely held assumptions that have helped generate metropolitan inequity in the United States.The critique and analysis are written in an engaging and readable style, and they are powerful and persuasive. This is a book everyone should read, because the lives of all Americans are structured by the inequities Troutt describes and seeks to overcome." -Gerald Frug,author of City Bound: How States Stifle Urban Innovation
About the Author
David Dante Troutt is Professor of Law and Justice John J. Francis Scholar at the Rutgers University-Newark Law School. He also serves as Director of the Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity at Rutgers Law School. Troutt is a columnist, novelist, and the author of several works of nonfiction, most recently After the Storm: Black Intellectuals Explore the Meaning of Hurricane Katrina.