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Donna Terek / The Detroit News
Sherita Cammon, 19, holds her 2-month-old, Tamia Bryant, during a checkup with Judy Supanich, a certified nurse midwife at Detroit Community Health Connection. Studies show that blacks in highly segregated metro areas face higher infant mortality rates, as well as higher rates of heart disease and high blood pressure.


Blacks pay harsh price while whites suffer less
Everyone in Metro Detroit pays for segregation. Blacks and whites, however, pay unequal prices.
 01/21/02

Blacks' health risks greater
Joyce Heard and Beth Breidenstein both live in Detroit. Both live in middle-class neighborhoods. Both are professionals.
 01/21/02

Education
Segregated schools hurt students' bid for success
Almost 70 percent of students in Metro Detroit go to schools where nearly all of the students are like them -- either 90-percent white or 90-percent black -- indicating widespread segregation in area schools.
 01/21/02

Busing battles spurred flight
The bombers sliced through the chain-link fence surrounding the lot on North Saginaw, moving under cover of darkness to the 50 yellow buses inside.
 01/21/02

Economics
Region pays price for reputation
When marketing consultant Jacquelyn Vaughn moved to Metro Detroit in the mid-1980s, the city seemed at war with its suburbs.
 01/21/02

Detroit's segregation blamed for lack of chain retailers
DETROIT--For Detroiters, eating at a national chain restaurant frequently means a long road trip to the suburbs.
 01/21/02

Debating the cost
Professor: Segregation hits blacks hard
 01/21/02

Author: Don't blame social ills on segregation
 01/21/02



Staying in Detroit requires sacrifice
DETROIT--Every morning Dr. Stephanie Posey rises before the sun to get her 9-year-old daughter ready for a long journey to a private school in Novi.
 01/21/02

Racial divide skews area's home values
With three big bedrooms, a large fireplace, a formal dining room and new windows, Kimberley Archie's home had it all.
 01/21/02

Steering still subtle in some home markets
Oakland County real estate agent Carol Frick has worked for years to push her colleagues to embrace the spirit, as well as the letter, of anti-discrimination laws.
 01/21/02

State Funding
Taxpayers hit with costs for both core city, sprawl
The segregation of Detroit by race and income costs state taxpayers additional millions each year for city services, schools and roads that carry sprawl to outlying suburbs and rural townships.
 01/21/02

Detroit hindered by loss of clout
LANSING--The flight of population to the suburbs has cost Detroit representation and clout in the state capital at a time when the city can least afford it.
 01/21/02

One District, Two Schools, Different Outcomes
Race divides 2 Taylor schools
TAYLOR--With 15 elementary schools and 10,700 students, the Taylor School District ranks as one of the largest in the state. It also is home to two of the most racially opposite elementary schools in any single Metro Detroit district.
 01/21/02



Michigan communities to pause, pay homage to King
DETROIT -- Hundreds gathered Monday for a prayer breakfast to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and hear the message that work remains in an ongoing struggle for civil rights.
 01/21/02

King: Outrage can end profiling
DEARBORN -- Martin Luther King III said Sunday that to eliminate racial profiling in America, "America has to become incensed."
 01/21/02

Pete Waldmeir
Northern Mich. tourism owes lots to Boyne's ski czar Everett Kircher
The first time I met Everett Kircher I thought he was an arrogant little jerk who was in over his head, trying to convince downstate Michiganians that they didn't have to fly to Idaho or the French Alps to go skiing.
 01/21/02

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 01/21/02

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