Propensity for Interaction in a Spatial and Racial Context

Woodrow W. Nichols

DOI: 10.2190/JH0R-45B5-BL1J-KADC


Ghettoization is a major factor influencing the movement behavior of Afro-Americans. A comparison of black and white social trips in South Miami, Florida indicates that blacks visit more frequently, travel shorter distances, spend less time traveling, and use different forms of transportation. Ghettoization is a unique phenomenon in the United States and should be treated as a significant independent variable influencing social travel behavior.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.