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“Truly Disadvantaged”

  • By: Shelly Clevenger
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The phrase “truly disadvantaged” refers to a segment of the American population often referred to as the “underclass” or the “ghetto underclass,” predominantly Black, who often live in inner cities and urban areas stricken with poverty, family instability, unemployment, a ...

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