Farley describes rise of Detroit's middle class in Atlantic story
"'Detroit Was Like Cheers: Everyone Knew Your Name'" - The Atlantic. 3/9/2011.
Much has been made of the great poverty among Detroit's black residents. Less has been said about the rise of black middle and upper-middle classes in the last half century. Here Ren Farley is quoted on the emergence of Detroit's middle class starting in the 1950s.