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The state of Black Michigan, 1967-2007

Joe T Darden; Curtis Stokes; Richard Walter Thomas 1939-


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM Michigan Core Collection  (E 185.93 .M5 S734 2007 )()

  • Title:
    The state of Black Michigan, 1967-2007
  • Author: Joe T Darden; Curtis Stokes; Richard Walter Thomas 1939-
  • Description: Introduction and overview. Racial disparities persist in Michigan 40 years after the Civil Disorders of 1967 / Joe T. Darden -- 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 tradition in Michigan, 1967-2007 / Richard W. Thomas -- 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 -- Changes in Black residential segregation in metropolitan areas of Michigan, 1990-2000 / 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 crime in Michigan : past and present / Homer C. Hawkins -- Black and White high school dropout rates in Michigan: the inequality persists / Percy Bates -- Blacks in Michigan higher education / Walter R. Allen -- Racial disparities in Michigan's educational system in 2006 / Joe T. Darden -- Political conditions. Black political participation in Michigan / Curtis Stokes -- Black political participation in Michigan: 15 years later / Curtis Stokes -- 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.
    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.
  • Local Note: acq2009aas
  • Publication Date: c2007
  • Publisher: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press
  • Format: xvi, 364 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780870138270 (pbk. : alk. paper);ISBN 0870138278 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Subjects: African Americans -- Michigan -- Social conditions -- 20th century; African Americans -- Michigan -- Social conditions -- 21st century; African Americans -- Michigan -- Economic conditions; African Americans -- Michigan -- Politics and government; Michigan -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century; Michigan -- Race relations -- History -- 21st century; Michigan -- Social policy
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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