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Poverty, Inequity, and Disparity -- 10/15/20 Daypass -- From the Edge of the Ghetto: The Quest of Small City African-Americans to Survive Post-Industrialism
Speaker: Alford Young Jr., Ph.D., Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy Professor Young attended Wesleyan University (BA) and the University of Chicago (MA and Ph.D.). His research generally focuses on low-income African American men. He is a former Chair of Michigan’s Sociology Department, and he serves as Associate Director of Michigan’s Center for Social Solutions and Faculty Director of Scholar Engagement and Leadership at Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity. He has published The Minds of Marginalized Black Men and Are Black Men Doomed? Speaker’s Synopsis: This presentation uncovers perspectives about work and work opportunity held by socio-economically disadvantaged African Americans residing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, a declining “single-industry” town. In exploring their worldviews, this presentation elucidates how their thinking results from being caught between a traditional industrialism that is in decline and a proliferating post-industrialism exemplified by the neighboring city of Ann Arbor. It concludes with an illustration of how race, class, and gender factor into their thinking.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 1 - Poverty, Inequity, and Disparity
Date(s) : 10/15/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN