Affluence in the 1950s

People built new houses in the suburbs or moved into expensive apartments. The Average family owned two cars. These were the expressions of what John Kenneth Galbrith called "affluent society.aE The middle class looked great but it was becoming apparently obvious that prosperity had bypassed millions of Americans. The poor did not necessarily get poorer but the gap between the poor and the affluent was continuously widening.

The more obvious centers of poverty existed in the large black intercity slums. With minorities the question of race perpetuated the gaping divisions between rich and poor. In the ghetto


 
 
 
 
 
 



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