Thursday, February 23, 2012

Can a "chocolate city" catch a break?


Read my latest article at Clutch magazine:


Urban, predominately-black cities and neighborhoods get a bad rap. Popular wisdom says that these cities are worthless dead ends populated by the hopeless and the criminal. No one has a good life in these cities. No one gets a good education. Ambitious people don’t live there. There are no nice homes there. No one is safe there. There is nothing to be valued there.
This caricature of a “chocolate city” seems worlds away from where I grew up. 

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