The Second Great Migration sent millions of African-Americans from the South to the Midwest, where good jobs in the automotive industry helped them join the ranks of the middle class. What happens now?

The New York Times Magazine has put together a lengthy analysis of the effects of the Carpocalypse's effects on the current generation of African-American autoworkers, focusing on Pontiac Assembly Center worker Marvin Powell, a 13-year veteran of the Silverado/Sierra assembly line. Definitely worth reading, but only if you can deal with yet another painful Death Of The American Dream story.
[New York Times Magazine]