November 1, 2004

Revised African Town moves ahead

Frank Wu, dean of the WSU Law School and author of the book Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, is quoted in a story about Detroit's African Town controversy. He points out that the controversy over the proposed business area is complicated and is a lesson in race relations. "It\'s become more than just black and white. It involves Arabs, Asians, Latinos and immigrants who might be black or white as well. It\'s about money and symbolism. And the process of bridge building will take tremendous time and effort and frustration. But it is absolutely necessary. Most importantly, non-black minorities have learned how important it is to reach out to African-Americans,\" Wu said.

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