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    :: Friday, September 14, 2007 ::

    Where are 'all the other black workers?' - by Cindy Rodríguez, The Detroit News
    The problem is real, according to a national study released this month that listed Detroit as having one of the worst parity rates. The study, commissioned by a network of nonprofit agencies and researched by several university professors using 2005 census data, revealed that just seven out of 100 construction workers working in Detroit were black.
    It saps the potential of black men in Detroit, who would be able to support their families with construction work.

    The complaints have spurred various City Hall powerbrokers to act.

    On Thursday, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick signed an executive order that requires that all city projects have at least 51 percent of work hours performed by Detroiters.
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