Suburbia in Black & White 2008.01 03 (Al-Jazeera) SoS avi
A look at the lives of African Americans in US suburbs touches on social integration, economic opportunity and jazz music.
This story of race and real estate chronicles the migration of Blacks from the cities to the suburbs since the Civil Rights revolution of the 1960s.
The neighbouring towns of East Orange - almost entirely African American - and South Orange - balanced among several ethnic groups - New Jersey, offer several interesting comparisons and contrasts, especially in today's era of the sub-prime lending crisis.
The mostly African American East Orange has very high rates of foreclosures, many of them the product of predatory lending practices.
The well integrated South Orange remains a model of harmony among races, and greater opportunities for building wealth.