The National Journal

From Ron Brownstein’s “It Takes A City” piece for the National Journal: “Even in those years, De­troit suffered from se­greg­a­tion, dis­crim­in­a­tion, and in­equal­ity. But Gordy and Mo­town showed what’s pos­sible when the spark of private-sec­tor in­nov­a­tion is ap­plied to tal­ent that was sys­tem­at­ic­ally de­veloped by pub­lic and civic in­sti­tu­tions. That’s still the most prom­ising for­mula for re­con­nect­ing all of our com­munit­ies to op­por­tun­ity—even if it’s un­likely to again pro­duce the con­stel­la­tion of mu­sic­al bril­liance that Maran­iss so vividly re­cre­ates.” Read his full story here.

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