The State of Black Michigan, 1967-2007

The State of Black Michigan, 1967-2007

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In the wake of the 1967 Detroit riots, in which 43 people were killed, President Lyndon Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and posed these questions: What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again? The commission concluded that white racism spurred the violence and that qour society is moving toward two societies, one black, and one white-separate and unequal.qThe State of Black Michiganq takes Johnson's questions further and applies them to Michigan's black citizens today: Are the ingredients of the explosive mixture that erupted in 1967 still present? What differences are there forty years later? Is Michigan in fact a state with two separate and unequal societies? The twenty essays in this volume pursue the answers to these questions by studying a broad range of topics, including socioeconomic inequality, black self-help, black business development, residential segregation, crime, health, and political reprThe twenty essays in this volume pursue the answers to these questions by studying a broad range of topics, including socioeconomic inequality, black self-help, black business development, residential segregation, crime, health, and ...


Title:The State of Black Michigan, 1967-2007
Author: Joe T. Darden, Curtis Stokes, Richard Walter Thomas
Publisher:MSU Press - 2007
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