After completing the week’s assigned readings, watch the video Requiem for Detroit? (http://digital.films.com/OnDemandEmbed.aspx?Token=43353&aid=18596&Plt=FOD&loid=0&w=640&h=480&ref=).
After watching the video, reflect upon the following questions and answer them in your discussion post:
- What does the video tell us about urban issues such as political economy, race relations, population movement, or cultural production?
- How have suburbanization (the movement of the middle class to the suburbs) and gentrification (purchase and revitalization of inner-city properties by middle class citizens) affected Detroit?
- Do you agree with Oscar Lewis’s argument in Chapter 12 of your textbook that there is a “culture of poverty”? Why or why not? How is your position on this argument reflected in the video?
Your initial response should be at least 250 words in length. Be sure to support your points with examples from the text, required and recommended material, and/or other scholarly articles.