U.S. Real Estate Industry Shatters the American Dream

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Author-sociologist Charles Henry Orr brings to light the dark realities of real estate foreclosures and homelessness in new book

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A Greedy Society, author-sociologist Charles Henry Orr’s latest book, shows the poor, working, and middle-class people hoping for the American dream being sadly disappointed in America. In this study, Orr covers all aspects of the real estate industry. The main coverage is the problems of foreclosures.

“They have been lied to, cheated, and discriminated against, not only in housing but in employment opportunities as well. This is an investigation of the impact of mortgage foreclosures on African-American families and communities in urban areas like Chicago,” says Orr. “There were one million foreclosures in 2010 in the United States, while Wall Street executives and banks received huge profits from real estate transactions.”

The secondary issue in this piece is the African-American family’s quality of life. How do foreclosure problems affect African-Americans’ future? Why are African-American families and communities more vulnerable? What will the future be like in homeownership for African-American families in the United States?

“These questions were researched and analyzed in this academic book,” he says. “The subjects of business, sociology, politics, and economics will be used in this discussion. The direct connection to my first book, [‘Homelessness: a Challenge to African American Males, 2005’] is deliberate. Foreclosures will increase the homeless population and poverty in the United States.”

This book will be featured at the New Jersey Library Association Book Exhibit in Atlantic City, N.J. on June 5-6, 2012.

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About the Author
Charles Henry Orr was born in Birmingham, Ala. in 1943 into the family of Jim and Mattie Orr. He was the third-born child. He is writing this book as part of his legacy. He has been trying to get educated all his life and is still trying. Charles presently lives in Chicago and is employed full time as a Public Safety Officer at DePaul University on the night shift. The title public safety officer, security officer or security guard represents the same duties as A Night Watchman, from where the title of his other book was derived. He graduated from the university in 2004 with a master’s degree in sociology. His first book was his master’s degree thesis titled “Homelessness: a Challenge to African American Males, 2005.” Orr’s third book is A Greedy Society.

A Greedy Society * by Charles Henry Orr
Publication Date: January 9, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 80 pages; 978-1-4691-3853-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-3854-1

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