While doing research behind the reason why Detroit filed bankruptcy in 2013, I learned about the numerous black businesses and homes that were destroyed by the federal government to make room for new highways. What stood out to me the most was the destruction of Black Bottom Neighborhood on Hastings street. I decided to include a bit about the Black Bottom Neighborhood in my research report draft for ProsperUs because it showed how much of the city’s economy can be and was self-sustained by the Black community, but white elected officials did not care and felt that they knew best and not the people who live in the city. The community knows what is best for their community. This is why I really like the work I am doing with ProsperUs. We are working on giving the Black community more support in rebuilding the Detroit economy and continue to do what we know the city and community needs. I also recommend reading these two articles (https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/bad-government-caused-detroits-decline-dont-blame-riot-slideshow and https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/top-10-reasons-detroit-went-bankrupt) stating that it was not the riots that led Detroit’s economy to begin dropping, majority of Detroit’s struggle is due to poor political decisions. I am excited to continue to learn more from my organization and from my other fellows in DCERP so feel free to share a bit more in the replies I love to hear!