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Author Darden, Joe T.
Title Detroit : race riots, racial conflicts, and efforts to bridge the racial divide / Joe T. Darden and Richard W. Thomas.
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2013.
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 Floor2  F574.D49 N43345 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 346 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Historical causes and consequences of the 1967 civil disorder: white racism, black rebellion, and changing race relations in the post-civil disorder era -- Conflict between the Black community and white police: before and after the 1967 civil disorder -- Racial conflict over school desegregation -- Racial conflict over employment discrimination -- The emergence of black political power after 1967: impact of the civil disorders on race relations in Metropolitan Detroit -- City and suburban conflict over residential sharing of neighborhoods -- The declining auto industry and anti-Asian racism: the murder of Vincent Chin -- African American and Middle Eastern American relations after 1967 -- Old minority and new minority: Black-Latino relations in a predominantly black city -- Economic restructuring, black deprivation, and the problem of drugs and crime -- Measuring the racial divides in Metropolitan Detroit -- Interracial cooperation and bridge building in the post-riot era -- Alternative futures for residents of Detroit.
Summary Episodes of racial conflict in Detroit form just one facet of the city's storied and legendary history, and they have sometimes overshadowed the less widely known but equally important occurrence of interracial cooperation in seeking solutions to the city's problems. The conflicts also present many opportunities to analyze, learn from, and interrogate the past in order to help lay the groundwork for a stronger, more equitable future. This astute and prudent history poses a number of critical questions: Why and where have race riots occurred in Detroit? How has the racial climate changed or remained the same since the riots? What efforts have occurred since the riots to reduce racial inequality and conflicts, and to build bridges across racial divides? Unique among books on the subject, Detroit pays special attention to post-1967 social and political developments in the city, and expands upon the much-explored black - white dynamic to address the influx of more recent populations to Detroit: Middle Eastern Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans. Crucially, the book explores the role of place of residence, spatial mobility, and spatial inequality as key factors in determining access to opportunities such as housing, education, employment, and other amenities, both in the suburbs and in the city.--Publisher's description.
Subject Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Race riots -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century.
Violence -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century.
Related Names Thomas, Richard Walter, 1939-
ISBN 1611860660 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781609173524 (ebook)
160917352X (ebook)
9781611860665 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 801810234