July 2017 – Page 2 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Month: July 2017

Week 9

I knew close to nothing about the “race riots” in Detroit before the start of this program. I’d hear “race riots” mentioned here and there and knew some people sited these “riots” as the beginning of Detroit’s downturn. Now, after living in Detroit, getting to know Detroiters, and hearing Thomas Sugrue talk and read his …

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Reading The Origins of the Urban Crisis by Dr. Thomas Sugrue is in two words, frustrating and promising. While these two terms are antonyms, they both apply to the reading. In the past, I have learned about redlining and other discriminatory policies in housing and employment. But Origins lays out the large degree to which …

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It’s amazing how sometimes, seemingly out-of-the blue situations actually make a lot of sense when you look at all the details. Donald Trump getting elected wasn’t as insane as it seems when you look at the political system we have set up for ourselves, as well as the increasingly tense political climate, and people getting …

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The Origins of the Urban Crisis taught me largely about the housing market in Detroit because that’s what I was interested in. As I read, I thought about how my family has migrated from Arkansas and the tribulations that they went through as my great grandparents came back from the war, and the struggles that …

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Week 9 DCBRP Micah Griggs

BASICALLY: The Origins of the Urban Crisis gave light to the epidemic of disenfranchisement in urban areas, where low income, people of color are often left to survive in barrenness. Despite what individuals say, the disinvestment of Detroit was a political and racialize decision due to progressed integration of black and white bodies. Thus, white …

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