Chapter 3: Poverty
Today, and throughout this year, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative (DJC) will explore whether the social and economic conditions that sparked the tragic events of 1967 have improved in Detroit. In the wake of recent unrest in Ferguson, Baltimore and other American cities, such questions are hardly academic. Today's topic: Poverty.
- Poverty and joblessness, fuel for '67 riot, even worse today
- A brief history of poverty and jobs in Detroit
- Detroiters in poverty face nearly insurmountable obstacles
DJC Partner Content
- "I watched an old black man cry"
- Liette Gidlow: The call to confront issues of race and poverty has not been answered
- The problems poverty are bigger than the programs and policies designed to solve them
- As Latino population increases, so do threats of discrimination and inequality
- From war to poverty: refugees’ endless struggle