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The state of Black Michigan, 1967-2007

Author: Joe T Darden; Curtis Stokes; Richard Walter Thomas
Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Product Description: During the summer of 1967, race riots swept across U.S. cities. Detroit was the scene of one of the worst of these. "The State of Black Michigan" is a landmark volume that investigates how, since 1967, Michigan's black population has changed, how its interactions with the white community have altered, and, most important, how policymakers can act to further narrow the "equality gap" that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
State of Black Michigan, 1967-2007.
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)607823195
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joe T Darden; Curtis Stokes; Richard Walter Thomas
ISBN: 9780870138270 0870138278
OCLC Number: 144767978
Description: xvi, 364 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW: Racial disparities in Michigan 40 years after the Civil Disorders of 1967 / Joe T. Darden --
PART 2: ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS: Trends in the economic status of Michigan Blacks since 1967 / Karl D. Gregory --
Black-owned businesses in Michigan, 1982-1987, and the top 31 in 1988 / Karl D. Gregory --
Black business development in Michigan, 1987-2002 / Joe T. Darden --
Black self-help in Michigan / Richard W. Thomas --
The Black self-help traditioin in Michigan, 1967-2007 / Richard W. Thomas --
PART 3: SOCIAL CONDITIONS: The housing situation of Blacks in metropolitan areas of Michigan / Joe T. Darden --
Residential segregation of Blacks in metropolitan areas of Michigan, 1950-1990 / Joe T. Darden --
The health of Black Michigan / Clifford L. Broman --
The health of Black Michigan, 2006 / Clifford L. Broman and Renee B. Canady --
The young Black offender in Michigan / Homer C. Hawkins --
Black and White high school dropout rates in Michigan: the inequality persists / Percy Bates --
Blacks in higher education / Walter R. Allen --
Racial disparities in Michigan in Michigan's educational system in 2006 / Joe T. Darden --
PART 4: POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Black political participation in Michigan / Curtis Stokes --
Black political participation in Michigan: 15 years later / Curtis Stokes --
PART 5: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Summary of past conclusions and recommendations to improve Black Michigan, 1985-1993 / Joe T. Darden, Carl Stokes, and Richard W. Thomas --
Assessment of the Michigan Legislature response to past recommendations and future actions needed / Joe T. Darden.
Responsibility: edited by Joe T. Darden, Curtis Stokes, Richard W. Thomas.
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Product Description: During the summer of 1967, race riots swept across U.S. cities. Detroit was the scene of one of the worst of these. "The State of Black Michigan" is a landmark volume that investigates how, since 1967, Michigan's black population has changed, how its interactions with the white community have altered, and, most important, how policymakers can act to further narrow the "equality gap" that continues to persist. 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 "our society is moving toward two societies, one black, and one white-separate and unequal."The State of Black Michigan" 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 representation. The essays report and reflect on the racial disparities that still remain. "The State of Black Michigan, 1967-2007" uses the most recent data available and expands on reports the editors published annually between 1984 and 1993 with the Urban Affairs Programs at Michigan State University and the Michigan Council of Urban League Executives. With the goal of racial equality still frustratingly elusive, and with reliable data often difficult to obtain, it is hoped that The "State of Black Michigan" will serve as a magnet for conversation and debate about race, inequality, and the need for action.

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