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Postindustrial Urban Crisis

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

In his book Getting Ghost sociologist Luke Bergmann tells the story of urban decay, crime, and poverty in Detroit though the eyes of two young, black drug dealers.

Event: Luke Bergmann will be speaking
Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street, between Stanton and Rivington Streets

Guests:

Luke Bergmann

Comments [7]

alexandra from west village nyc

Thanks for having Luke on the show today. I will check out his book and try to make his event tonight. I just wish he had more air time!

Mar. 25 2009 02:02 PM
the truth from Atlanta/New York

Their are lots of empoverished weed smoking, drug dealing whites also in Detroit. They do have trailer parks....Eminem.

That's the problem, too much TV!

I have to tune out now this segment and hearing whites discuss this subject is frustrating to me. Chock full o'stereotypes.

Mar. 25 2009 12:52 PM
the truth from Atlanta/New York

Wow Leonard again....all young people living in impoverished neighbor hoods are NOT in gangs!!!

Mar. 25 2009 12:49 PM
the truth from Atlanta/New York

That is because young Black folks are often taught Christian values by the parents/grandparents and when in trouble, you fall on your faith.

Mar. 25 2009 12:47 PM
Chicago Listener

I wonder if the author has any thoughts on the long tenure of former Mayor Coleman Young and its effect on the city. Did it stifle innovation and a diverse range of voices? Was he able to reach young people? What about the political leadership since then?

Mar. 25 2009 12:47 PM
the truth from Atlanta/New York

The phrase means, that you will become be "unseen" by the people you are leaving. Clever huh?

Mar. 25 2009 12:45 PM
the truth from Atlanta/New York

I don't know why causcasians are always amazed that people in lower income brackets often living below the poverty level are "articulate" or intelligent people. Lack of wealth does not equal ignorance.

Mar. 25 2009 12:45 PM

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