Armed with her new report looking at equity among races across Metro Detroit, New Detroit President andCEO Shirley Stancato talked how blacks, Arabs, Chaldeans, Asians, Hispanics and others are faring when it comes to education, home ownership and income.
“Our goal at New Detroit is achieving a time when race is no longer an issue in this region and no longer an obstacle to progress for our city, region and state,” Stancato said during taping of “Michigan Matters.
Stancato, who has led the group for 14 years, said it was the first time they have done a study on the issues since the organization formed after the 1967 riots in Detroit.
“Our inaugural report shows in vivid detail that we are far from achieving that goal. At the same time, it offers examples of hope in the form of local initiatives that are in fact, achieving real success in closing the gap that exists,” she added.
Stancato appeared show with Bankole Thompson, senior editor of Michigan Chronicle and Dr. Syed Mohiuddin, who is a board member of the Michigan Muslim Community Coalition.
Source: CBS Detroit | Carol Cain