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About the Detroiter MagazineThe Detroiter magazine pushes the boundaries when it comes to business news. It delivers timely content that raises thought provoking questions in order to advance business and the Detroit region to attain a healthy, competitive, and sustainable future.

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  • A Letter From The President

    The issues surrounding racial disparities are not new; they have been with us since before the founding of our nation.  Even as America was established under the ethos of “all men created equal” our founding documents believe those words.” 

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  • Poverty and Policy: A Timeline of Discrimination and Missed Opportunities

    As the U.S. ramped up the Arsenal of Democracy in World War II, an estimated 200,000 migrants came to Detroit exacerbating housing shortages and racial tensions. As America built the 20th century middle class and shook off the economic pain of the Great Depression, prosperity and wealth accumulation unfolded on a supremely unlevel playing field.  

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  • The Costs of Racial Inequity

    The Detroit region is one of the most innovative and diverse regions in the nation. Its 300,000 plus businesses employ 2.5 million people and drive a regional annual GDP of $279 billion, which is greater than 29 states. 

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  • Point of View

    “I am part of a conservative caucus that has shown remarkable support for reforms to the criminal justice system. These changes have led to more individual freedoms, more opportunities for Michiganders who have been through the justice system, and a more proportionate, balanced set of laws.” ,  Graham Filler, Representative.

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  • We Went to the Moon, But Can We Address Racism?

    The giant leaps that mankind takes are dependent on how a man, or woman, starts. Where a person begins. Whether a person has the will, the desire, and understanding to undergo personal change, to implement systemic change. 

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  • Leadership Detroit Class XLI: Resilience Amid Uncertain Times

    Leadership Detroit, a signature initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for professionals to take their leadership skills to the next level. Leadership Detroit takes a unique behind-the-scenes approach to understanding the inner workings of the region for existing and emerging regional leaders.

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  • Inclusion and Equity in the Spotlight at the Mackinac Policy Conference

    “The way Detroit looks today is directly rooted in planning decisions that the leaders of this community made in the 1940s and 1950s. That was the last period of growth in Detroit, and those decisions reverberate today and … unfortunately, many of those decisions were rooted in racial discrimination.”, Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, MPC ‘17  

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  • An Equal, Equitable, and Inclusive Detroit Region Will Improve the Economy

    As it looks to strengthen these efforts and put more resources towards the goals of uplifting racial justice discussions and achieving economic equity in the region, the Chamber will first look within to strengthen community efforts that already have a laid foundation.

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  • No Excuses: Finding Diverse Candidates

    It’s well documented that companies committed to hiring diverse talent see a positive ROI, but many still believe there is a limited pool of diverse candidates available or have difficulty creating a hiring process that attracts such candidates. Identifying and attracting diverse candidates requires a candid assessment about the underlying biases that exist within recruiting practices, as well as a dedicated and creative strategy.  

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  • How Organizations Can Build a Plan for Racial Equity

    Diversity, inclusion, and belonging are no longer just fancy buzzwords or items on an HR checklist. Two pandemics – COVID-19 and racial inequality – came to a head this year, the former intensifying continued inequalities across healthcare and the economy, while the latter once again brought to the forefront the country’s long-standing history of systemic oppression and racism.  

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  • The Power of Acknowledgment: Talking Race, Recognition and Reparations with Rep. Lawrence

    “Black America is still having our first in so many things. I mean, everyone was crazy with excitement because of got our first black woman to be on a major ticket. When we look at the disparities, think about the families who have the opportunity and access to education. One of the major things that happened in Jim Crow was denying education, denying ownership of property” , Representative Lawrence

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  • Voices of Diversity: Standing Up to Bigotry and Discrimination

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a transformative effect on business organizations as they navigate the racial inequities that persist today amid a nationwide push for social justice.  

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  • Allies for Equity: Executives Julie Sweet and Tim Ryan Leading the Conversation

    Two of the more outspoken executives on inclusion – Accenture’s Julie Sweet and PwC’s Tim Ryan–are doubling down on their efforts and accelerating the diversity journey of their respective organizations pairing action plans with their sharp rebukes of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others.

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  • Beyond the Moment: Long-Term Employer Commitment Key to Achieving Economic Equity

    In the months since protests over racial injustice began springing up in cities across the country, Wayne County Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Curtis L. Ivery, has seen an increase in the number and urgency of conversations with corporate partners about building a more diverse workforce. 

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  • A Small Spark: Detroit and Redeveloping the Black Economy

    Rufus Bartell is high on Detroit’s continued momentum even amid COVID-19. The entrepreneur and owner of the clothing boutique Simply Casual continues to help lead the redevelopment of the Avenue of Fashion and thinks Detroit can serve as the model for redeveloping Black America financially. The President of the Independent Business Association discussed, entrepreneurship, racial justice and equity with the Detroiter. 

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  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    The truism “action speaks louder than words” was evident when TCF Financial Corporation Executive Chairman Gary Torgow announced in July his bank will provide $1 billion in loan commitments to minority communities and minority- and women-owned small businesses, and $10 million in grants to assist low-to-moderate income home buyers.  

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  • Beyond Words: Achieving Equity Requires Deliberate Action and Investment

    With a social justice sweeping the nation following the brutal murder of George Floyd, a Black man from Minnesota at the hands of the Minneapolis police in May, the corporate world has stepped forward with support and a declaration of a renewed commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

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