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From the Edge of the Ghetto:  The Quest of Small City African-Americans to Survive Post-Industrialism
From the Edge of the Ghetto: The Quest of Small City African-Americans to Survive Post-Industrialism
Alford Young Jr., Ph.D., Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Sociology, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy
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.
Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 10/15/2020      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Fall      
Fee : $10.00