Social Impact Design for Business

Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

August 31, 2023 Impact Studio at Michigan Ross Season 4 Episode 1
Social Impact Design for Business
Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit
Show Notes

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross' +Impact Studio interviews Tom Sugrue, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at NYU, and author of "Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit."  In this episode, Tom dispels the myth that Detroit's economic hardship and racial tensions began with the 1967 riots and instead identifies factors at play since the 1920s, and looks ahead to a brighter future for Detroit.