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Authors

Abha Pandya

Abstract

George Guscott was born in 1927 in Boston. An engineer with a degree from Northeastern University, he worked in an engineering firm for many years before branching off, very successfully, into real estate development. His firm, Long Bay Management Company, which he manages with his two brothers, is one of the largest minority-owned real estate companies in the city of Boston, In a ride in his van through Roxbury and Dorchester, Guscott proudly pointed to all the real estate he owns and spoke reflectively about the struggles and victories he encountered over the years to get to where he is today. Guscott argues that race relations are contingent on economic development and sees race as an extension of economic relations in the United States. He suggests that race distrust is based upon economic fear and ignorance.

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