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Prof. Tirmazi Reply Quote Email Author Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 1 month ago Access the profile card for user: tamer sabry tamer sabry RE: Discussion - Week 5   COLLAPSE Asbury Park.jpg Reply Quote Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 1 month ago Access the profile card for user: tamer sabry tamer sabry RE: Discussion - Week 5   COLLAPSE 19-300x199.jpg 42512976.jpg Asbury Park.jpg Reply Quote
Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 1 month ago Access the profile card for user: tamer sabry tamer sabry RE: Discussion - Week 5   COLLAPSE 42512976.jpg Reply Quote Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 1 month ago Brittany Sterrett-Jones RE: Discussion - Week 5   COLLAPSE The community I chose is the Eastside of Detroit. In Detroit there is an Eastside, Westside and South West. I went to High School and live on the Eastside of Detroit. During the time that I lived in Detroit it was not as bad as it is now. I currently 20 minutes outside of Detroit. I do not drive through the city unless I am with someone else and during the day. When I was younger I did not have that fear. I think the challenges in the community would be violence and poverty. I feel like because the community is not getting what they need they don't care about the community. As a Social worker I would point out that the strength of the community is the same thing as the challenges.The community has a way of coming together when violence occurs. I think ultimately everyone that is on that side of town wants to see a change and wants better ,but it's hard to want better and get better when all you have known is struggle and poverty. Sometimes it is easier to not step outside of the box.
Reply Quote Email Author Hide 6 replies Message Unread Mark as Unread Message Not Flagged Set Flag 1 month ago Access the profile card for user: Shawn McKinney Shawn McKinney RE: Discussion - Week 5 COLLAPSE I remember going to Detroit for the super bowl in 2006 and my friends and I took a tour of the city and we were disgusted by the amount of homeless people and the number of run-down buildings in Detroit. With the continuation of poverty in the Detroit area over the last 50 years, I have asked myself a question about how the poverty issue can continue in Detroit, when Detroit is home of Ford. From a personal perspective, I feel that our President, Donald Trump, should attack the issue on poverty, not just in Detroit, but other areas such as Memphis, Tennessee and other historic cities throughout the U.S. Instead of focusing on funding for building "a wall", we should be brainstorming on how we can initiate legislation to combat poverty. For example, Detroit is the only city in Michigan that has a utility tax and fumuigating businesses in Detroit must pay $312 dollars for a licensing fee (Folsom, 2016). Movie theaters in Detroit also have to pay special taxes and movie theaters are scarce in Detroit.
As a social worker in this case, at the macro level, I would strive to build a

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