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urban
used in Freakonomics

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relating to a city
  • They constituted the sort of criminals, petty and otherwise, who sucked the life out of urban areas.
    p. 109.5
  • This claim would spark a belief that still seethes to this day, especially among urban blacks, that the CIA itself was the chief sponsor of the American crack trade.
    p. 108.8
  • Suddenly the urban street gang evolved from a club for wayward teenagers into a true commercial enterprise.
    p. 110.5
  • Within a five-year period, the homicide rate among young urban blacks quadrupled.
    p. 112.4
  • That's because the CPS, like most urban school districts, had a disproportionate number of minority students.
    p. 158.6
  • Suburban children, meanwhile, are in the middle of the curve, while urban children tend to score higher than average.
    p. 168.3
  • Given the location and timing of this change—dense urban areas where Afro-American activism was gathering strength—the most likely cause of the explosion in distinctively black names was the Black Power movement, which sought to accentuate African culture and fight claims of black inferiority.
    p. 186.2

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