Decline becomes Art in Detroit

This recent NYT’s article highlighted a number of recent films about the City of Detroit.  I’m keen to see this one in particular called Deforce.  According to the website for the film, it chronicles the city’s long struggle with political oppression.  It looks like an important film.  Check out the movie trailer, below.

Just last week I attended a presentation by the YWCA in Rochester about ending racism.  I learned that the high school graduation rate for African American or Latino students in Monroe County (which surrounds Rochester) is about 50% (it’s 60% for NYS).  I’m not sure how things compare in Canada.  Maybe the situation is equally as grim.  I was just surprised to learn that things were so bad.  A 50% graduation rate?  What’s happening?

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