The crisis of the rust belt black ghetto
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Residents in these communities have been devastated by this. Growing numbers of desperately poor and dispirited people now struggle to make lives within new institutional and economic circumstances: trapping Workfare programs, low-wage dead-end jobs, church rooted assistance centers, acres of disinvested blocks, predatory retail conﬁgurations, weakened health-care providers, and punitive police and court systems. At the same time, the key organization to traditionally assist and enable this youth, public schools, have deteriorated. They, with eviscerated funds and depleted staffs, increasingly operate as institutions of conﬁnement that less educate than hold and contain. Schools struggle to teach this youth within punishing, segregative neoliberal times. The rhetoric of Ronald Reagan and countless Mayors set the wheels in motion after 1980; even they would have a hard time imagining what has now developed.