Thomas Sugrue is a regular source for journalists worldwide reporting about:
Civil rights and race
Poverty and inequality
SELECTED NEWS APPEARANCES (Since 2005)
The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the Northern US, Minnesota Public Radio, May 10, 2018
50 ans après sa mort, on fait de Martin Luther King un symbole au lieu de construire la société dont il rêvait, Le Huff Po (France), April 4, 2018
Martin Luther King: itinéraire d'un combattant, Le Monde, March 31, 2018
Arnold R. Hirsch, historian of housing segregation, dies at 69, New York Times, March 28, 2018
Arnold Hirsch, influential historian of urban segregation, dies at 69, Washington Post, March 27, 2018
Arnold R. Hirsch dies; analyzed Chicago segregation in influential book, Chicago Sun-Times, March 26, 2018
How is Detroit doing? Michigan Radio, December 22, 2017
Detroit Mayor Cobo's legacy remains divisive, Detroit News, October 10, 2017.
Detroit Blues, Sofilm (France), October 2017
How redlining's racist effects lasted for decades, New York Times, August 24, 2017.
El racismo organizador y a cara destapada vuelve a ser protagonista con Trump, Télam (Buenos Aires), August 19, 2017
Tom Sugrue on what the movie "Detroit" gets right and wrong, Slate, August 14, 2017
What We Still Get Wrong about What Happened in Detroit in 1967, Time, August 3, 2017.
FCA/UAW scandal undercuts unions' ability to carry out their mission, Detroit Free Press, July 29, 2017.
How the riots of 50 years ago changed Detroit, The Economist, July 27, 2017.
The invisible segregation of diverse neighborhoods, Slate, July 24, 2017.
Can "Detroit," the movie about the 1967 Algiers Motel killings, start a national dialogue? Detroit Free Press, July 24, 2017
Silicon Valley's Big Three versus Detroit's Golden Age Big Three, The Atlantic online, May 24, 2017
"The Events of 1967 are Sadly Relevant Now," Sugrue Writes, Deadline Detroit, May 24, 2017
This Baseball Great Stared Down Rioters, Daily Beast, April 8, 2017
Detroit: The Remix, Architectural Record, April 1, 2017
The University as Pillar of the Community, Times Higher Education, February 8, 2017
Najväčší krach v Spojených štátoch. Ako sa do zbankrotovaného mesta vracia život, SME (Slovakia), February 17, 2017
Before Trump Was a Racist Commander-in-Chief, He Was a Racist Real Estate Executive, In These Times, February 17, 2017.
The University as Pillar of the Community, Times Higher Education Supplement, February 9, 2017
Pushing for Sanctuary Cities Amidst Institutional Racism, Arab-American News, February 4, 2017
Obamas åtta historiska år färgas av tuff kamp, Dagens Nyheter (Stockholm), December 29, 2016
The Way We Visualize Big Data is Broken, Artsy.net, December 15, 2016
Black flight to suburbs masks lingering segregation in metro Detroit, M Live, December 7, 2016
What's Your Ideal Community? The Answer is Political, New York Times, November 3, 2016
Why Republicans Don't Even Try to Win Cities Anymore, New York Times, November 2, 2016
Amazon sets story of American Girl doll in 1963 Detroit, Detroit Free Press, October 21, 2016
Trump fact-check: Over-regulation did not kill Detroit, Detroit Free Press, August 9, 2016
The odd Republican obsession with Detroit, Washington Post, August 8, 2016
DNC opens against backdrop of educational inequality, Philadelphia Public School Notebook, July 25, 2016
Choosing a school for my daughter in a segregated city, New York Times Magazine, June 9, 2016
Student film details Jewish role in Mt. Airy's Integration, Jewish Exponent, June 1, 2016
Etats-Unis: Flint: miroir grossissant des ratés du "toujours moins d'état," L'Express (Paris), March 23, 2016
Motor City Meltdown, The Atlantic, March 3, 2016
What Will Become of Levittown? The Atlantic City Lab, March 1, 2016
Time to Give Rundown Motown Another Spin? Daily Mail (London), February 21, 2016
In Detroit "ruin porn" ignores the voices of those who still call the city home," The Guardian (London), February 15, 2016.
Who's Really "Radical"? New York Times Magazine, December 20, 2015
Why Donald Trump is the Second Coming of George Wallace, Salon, December 8, 2015.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration," The Atlantic, October 2015.
The rise, fall, and rebirth of Detroit's Whiskey Scene, Eater, October 27, 2015
Historian Who Analyzes Urban Ugliness Moves to NYU, Chronicle of Higher Education, September 21, 2015
Does Lafayette Park's Landmark Status Whitewash History? Newsweek, August 31, 2015.
Hurricane Katrina and Better Black Lives, ABC News, August 28, 2015.
Racism on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line, National Catholic Reporter, July 22, 2015
How poor black lives matter to U.S. capitalism today, Black Agenda Report, June 30, 2015
Riots are destructive, dangerous, and scary, but can lead to serious social reforms, Vox, April 30, 2015.
The Gentrification Effect, New York Times, February 25, 2015.
Objects and Architecture that Shape Lives, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 20, 2015.
Martin Luther King – Plus radical qu’on nele croit?" Revue Ballast, February 17, 2015.
Schools Should Show Selma, Huffington Post, January 30, 2015.
Historians Weigh in on Obama's Legacy, New York Magazine, January 11, 2015.
Detroit: Decline and Fall of the Motor City," Engineering and Technology Magazine, December 15, 2014.
Obama's Muted Ferguson Response Reflects His Limited Options, Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2014.
One Fifth of Detroit Residents Could Lose Their Homes, The Atlantic, October 22, 2014
Full Text of Governor Fashola's Address, Daily News (Nigeria), October 14, 2014
Phila. Students Protest Cancelling of Teacher Contract, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 9, 2014.
Who is Saul Alinsky and Why Does the Right Hate Him So Much?, Vox.com, October 7, 2014.
Rebuilding city takes patience, vision, Crain's Detroit Business, September 28, 2014.
America's Summer of White Supremacy: A Postmortem, Salon, September 27, 2014.
Author Sugrue Gauges Urban Struggle in Detroit, WDET News, September 12, 2014
Gathering Storm: The Philly Riots of '64, Philadelphia Daily News, August 26, 2014.
Eighty Years of Fergusons, BuzzFeed, August 25, 2014.
Avec Obama, les Noirs ont cru que ca allait améliorer, Libération (Paris), August 18, 2014
St Albertus: Unique Survivor among Closed Detroit Churches, Detroit Free Press, August 9, 2014
The Caging of an American Revolutionary, Pop Matters, July 22, 2014
Behind the Cover Story: Ben Austen on Detroit's Possible Rebound, New York Times, July 14, 2014
Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Case for Reparations, The Atlantic, June 2014
Built by Immigrants: Foreign-Born Workers Integral to Detroit's History, Economy, Crain's Detroit Business, June 1, 2014.
Ex-Detroiters 1996 Book About City's Decline Still a Good Read, Toledo Blade, May 16, 2014.
Poll: Snyder's Approval Rating, Myths about Detroit, Michigan Radio, May 14, 2014
In Ruins: How Philadelphia Became the Poorest Big City in America, Philadelphia Daily News, May 13, 2014.
Under State Oversight, Pontiac Schools' Overhaul is A Struggle, Detroit News, April 28, 2014.
To Really Understand Detroit's Problems, Read This Book, Michigan Radio, April 25, 2014
Michigan College Tries to Draw Students with Course on Detroit Bankruptcy, Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2014
Best Reason to Have Hope for Metro Detroit, Metro Times, April 9, 2014
Does Detroit Have a Black Flight Problem? The Grio, March 13, 2014
Detroit Doesn't Need Hipsters, It Needs Black People, Huffington Post, March 10, 2014
Trickle down urbanism, no future at all, Michigan Citizen, March 6, 2014
Detroit's rebirth must include more than Downtown, Midtown, Detroit Free Press, March 2, 2014
Speaker points way to revival, Crain's Detroit Business, March 2, 2014
Mayor Mike Duggan: Help city think lean, Crain's Detroit Business, March 2, 2014
Temper optimism for Detroit with reality, Detroit News, February 28, 2014
A message from the Detroit Policy Conference: Entire state has a stake in Detroit's future, Michigan Radio, February 28, 2014
Detroit comeback can't work if most are left behind, Bridge Magazine, February 28, 2014
Sugrue: Focus on Detroit's strengths, not quick fixes, to rebound, Crain's Detroit Business, February 27, 2014
Innovation is path to success, 800 hear at Detroit Policy Conference, Detroit Free Press, February 27, 2014
Urban Studies Expert, Tom Sugrue, Discusses Detroit's Future with readers, Detroit Free Press, February 25, 2014
A Clear Eyed Look at What Detroit Needs to Survive, Forbes, February 23, 2014
Sugrue: "Trickle Down Urbanism" Won't Work in Detroit, Detroit Free Press, February 23, 2014
Detroit Faces "Such a Big Obstacle" to Reach Stabilty and Growth, Deadline Detroit, February 23, 2014
Detroit Future City to Unveil its 2014 Priorities for Remaking City, Detroit Free Press, February 19, 2014
Developer from Peru Has Big Plans for Packard Plant, New York Times, February 5, 2014
底特律的死与生：城市收缩的样本 [Death and Life of Detroit], Life Week (China), December 22, 2013
Detroit and the Seven Dwarfs, Pennsylvania Gazette, October 25, 2013.
Top Ten Books for Black History Month, The Guardian (London), October 16, 2013.
We Lost Detroit, Le Monde Diplomatique, October 1, 2013.
Detroit is Now a Charity Case for Carmakers, New York Times, September 22, 2013
'I Have a Dream': 50 Years Later Dr. Martin Luther King's Message of Brotherhood Remains Alive, Lawyer Herald, August 28, 2013
The Unfinished March on Washington? MLK's Dream of Jobs and Justice, NBCNews.com, August 27, 2013
50 Years Later, Jobs are Still the Biggest Problem, Wilmington News Journal, August 23, 2013
Still Marching, 50 Years After MLK's Dream Speech, Philadelphia Daily News, August 23, 2013
Bankrupting Democracy in Detroit, The Nation, August 19-26, 2013
For Obama, 50 Years after Historic March, Economic Equality the Path to Racial Justice, Washington Post, August 18, 2013
The Wrong Lesson From Detroit's Bankruptcy, New York Times, August 11, 2013
Bookmarked: A Classic Revisited, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 8, 2013
Detroit's Downfall: Beyond the Myth of Black Misleadership, In These Times, August 8, 2013.
Grand Plans by Presidents, Both Democrat and Republican, Fall Short in Detroit, Washington Post, August 8, 2013.
Detroit: Pensions, Racism, and Bankruptcy, Economic Policy Institute, August 5, 2013.
Profiling Obama, New York Times, July 29, 2013
Detroit è fallita e ora le case si vendono a 300 euro, Linkiesta (Italy), July 27, 2013
Detroit Didn't Heed Warning of Fiscal Storm, San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 2013
Detroit: Descent into Despair, Financial Times, July 26, 2013
How Highways and Riots Shaped Chicago and Detroit, Chicago Magazine, July 25, 2013
Why We Need to Pay Attention to Detroit, The Root, July 25, 2013
Detroit: 'They are Telling Us to Dig Our Own Graves,' Financial Times, July 24, 2013
Les conservateurs ne veulent sauver Detroit, Le Monde, July 24, 2013
The Blame Game: Three Books that Support Orr and Snyder's View of Detroit Decline, Deadline Detroit, July 23, 2013
How Can Detroit Bounce Back After Bankruptcy, Think Progress, July 22, 2013
Detroit's Downfall: Decline of Autos, Troubled Racial History Blamed for City's Decline," Associated Press, July 21, 2013
Detroit: A Lose-Lose Situation for All Involved, Toronto Globe and Mail, July 19, 2013
The Upcoming Brawl Over Detroit, Esquire, July 19, 2013
Detroit, ecco perché muore una metropoli, Linkiesta (Italy), June 30, 2013
Does Michigan's Emergency Manager Law Disenfranchise Black Citizens? The Atlantic Online, May 9, 2013
Good People, Racist People, The Atlantic Online, March 8, 2013
How The Atlantic Discovered Chicago's Troubled Past, Chicago Magazine, February 28, 2013
Penn Prof Unites History and Urban Studies in Talk, Brown Daily Herald, February 6, 2013
Légende Obama, un passé à venir, Libération (Paris), February 1, 2013.
Graphic: Detroit Then and Now, National Post [Toronto], February 1, 2013.
The Effects of Housing Segregation on Black Wealth, The Atlantic online, February 1, 2013.
President Obama Will Be Sworn In for Second Term on Sunday, CBS 3- Philadelphia, January 18, 2013.
The Neighborhood Effect, Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2012.
Le passé toujours présent d' Obama, Libération (Paris), November 2, 2012.
Paul Ryan's Debt to Barry Goldwater, The Atlantic, October 5, 2012.
Rahm Emanuel, Trade Union Racism, and the Burden of History, Chicago Magazine, October 4, 2012.
Depois de Obama, e mais dificil falar sobre raca na America, Publico (Lisbon), September 30, 2012.
The Race Game in American Democracy, Huffington Post, September 26, 2012.
Association of Alternative Newsmedia Conference Explores Detroit, Huffington Post, June 8, 2012.
Washington DC Booms but Unease at Racial Divide, Agence France Presse, May 8, 2012.
Young Obama on Display, Salon, March 8, 2012.
The Real Saul Alinsky, Philadelphia Daily News, February 8, 2012.
More About All the "Saul" Bellowing, Chicago Tribune, February 7, 2012.
Romney as Centrist Could Pose Strong Challenge to Obama, WHYY Newsworks, February 1, 2012
Remembering MLK in Philadelphia, Hidden City Philadelphia, January 16, 2012
Squandered Opportunities Leave Detroit Isolated, Remapping Debate, January 11, 2012.
Segregation and Racial Politics Long the Death Knell for Regionalism in Detroit, Remapping Debate, January 11, 2012.
Iowa-centric Candidates Ignore the Urban Crisis, Salon, January 3, 2012
Falling Home Values Hurt Property Tax Revenues, WYNC The Takeaway, December 27, 2011.
Topeka, Kansas Repeals Domestic Violence Law, Public Radio International/The Takeaway, October 13, 2012
"The Help" Reinforces Stereotypes of American Racism, Capital News (Madison, Wisconsin), October 2, 2011.
Gray Area project aims to bring Philadelphia designers and preservationists together, Philadelphia Inquirer, September 23, 2011.
New Catholic Schools Opening in Detroit Suburbs, Detroit Free Press, September 6, 2011.
A Roundtable on Obama: What Was He Thinking?" Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2011.
"The L'american dream d'une société de propriétaires est mort
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Vacant Homes Keep Englewood in Downward Spiral, Chicago Tribune, June 24, 2011
Rentar, el Nuevo “Sueño Americano,” BBC Mundo, June 2, 2011
Newt Gingrich Responds: "I would not be at all surprised to see a renaissance in Detroit," MLive.com, May 25, 2011.
Historian Thomas Sugrue Explains How Newt Gingrich, Glenn Beck Got It Wrong on Detroit, MLive.com, May 24, 2011.
Detroit Bashing: GOP Politicians, Pundits Hope on Bandwagon, Detroit Free Press, May 23, 2011. Historian: What Did We Expect, Detroit Free Press,
In Birther Fight, Obama Acts Like an Adult, Philadelphia Daily News, April 28, 2011.
Detroit's Distress: A Q+A With Thomas J. Sugrue, Newark Star-Ledger, April 6, 2011
Five Myths About the Ten Most Segregated Metro Areas, Salon.com, April 3, 2011
Moving While Black, The New Republic, April 1, 2011
The 10 Most Segregated Urban Areas in America, Salon.com, March 29, 2011
Crime, White Flight, and Racial Anxiety, American Prospect online, March 28, 2011
The Existence of Crime is Not a Racist Myth, The New Republic online, March 28, 2011
Suburban Sprawl: Census Shows Segregation is Spreading in Philadelphia Region, Philadelphia Weekly, March 16, 2011
The City As a Problem, The Atlantic Online, March 11, 2011
Beck as Historian? What Did We Expect, Detroit Free Press, March 2, 2011.
Blame Game Won't Solve Detroit's Problems, Detroit Free Press, March 1, 2011
How Unions Helped Bring Economic Justice to Black Workers, AlterNet, February 25, 2011
Chain E-Mail Says Welfare Programs Caused More Long-Term Damage to Detroit than the Atomic Bomb Caused to Hiroshima, Polifact/Providence Journal, February 18, 2011
Detroit in Ruins, The Observer (London), January 2, 2011
The Climate is in Your Head, Inside Higher Education, December 10, 2010
Detroit, vestiges du rêve américain, Le Monde, December 9, 2010
L'american dream d'une société de propriétaires est mort, L'Echo (Brussels), September 3, 2010.
The Death of An American Dream, Toronto Globe and Mail, August 27, 2010.
L'american dream d'une société de propriétaires est mort"
L'american dream d'une société de propriétaires est mort
L'american dream d'une société de propriétaires est mort
L'american dream d'une société de propriétaires est mort
L'american dream d'une société de propriétaires est mort
The Best of the Blogs, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 22, 2010.
Deeds Hold Powerful Reminder of Racism, South Coast Today, July 25, 2010.
Presidential Burden, Sacramento News and Review, June 17, 2010.
Remembering a Chesco School Segregation Fight, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 8, 2010.
Young versus the "Coal Man," Metro Times, March 24, 2010.
All the Other Blogs Are Doing It, Atlantic, March 22, 2010.
Like His Father, Martin Luther King III Sees a Better Future, Philadelphia Daily News, March 19, 2010.
Summit Hopes to Set Record Straight on Detroit History, Detroit News, March 18, 2010.
Obama and Race Issue, Philadelphia Daily News, March 17, 2010.
Why News is Too Important to Be Left to Journalists, Huffington Post, March 15, 2010.
Thomas J. Sugrue Named David Boies Professor of History and Sociology, Penn Almanac, March 8, 2010.
Mt Airy Named One of Best Neighborhoods, NBC News Philadelphia, February 20, 2010.
Spring 2010 Hardcovers: Contemporary Affairs, Publishers Weekly, January 25, 2010.
Federal Bias Toward Homeownership, Cato@Liberty, January 11, 2010.
Decade in Review: The Biggest Stories from 2000-2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 27, 2009.
Will the Packard Purr Again? Detroit Free Press, November 12, 2009.
Will "Notown" Become Everytown? In These Times, Nvember 10, 2009.
Paperback Row, New York Times Book Review, November 8, 2009.
Ten Books that Didn't Get the Treatment, The Root, November 4, 2009.
Living in the Shadow of Yankee Stadium, Counterpunch, October 30, 2009.
New in Paperback, Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 18, 2009.
Mulling a Long-Term Drop in Homeownership Rate, American Banker, October 8, 2009.
In One Home, A Mighty City's Rise and Fall, Wall Street Journal, September 25, 2009.
The New American Dream: Renting, Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2009.
Ten Places to Relive the '60s, U.S. News and World Report, August 13, 2009.
Bestsellers in U.S. History, Library Journal, July 23, 2009.
On the Boards, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 13, 2009.
We Shall Overcome Some Day--but apparently that day isn't 2009, Philadelphia Daily News, July 8, 2009
The Vital Thread of Tom Sugrue, Penn Gazette, May/June 2009.
Fighting for Civil Rights: The Incomplete Victory, Milwaukee Shepherd-Express, May 12, 2009.
America's Most Dangerous Cities, Forbes, April 23, 2009.
Not in My Neighborhood, Columbia Magazine, Spring 2009.
Talk, Meetings to Redefine Civil Rights Movement, UNC News, March 4, 2009.
Los Angeles Times Announces 2008 Book Prize Nominees, Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2009.
Exploring abandoned industrial hulks, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 1, 2009.
Review of Sweet Land of Liberty, Charleston Journal-Gazette/ Times-Courier, February 24, 2009.
Looking Back: I-496 Construction Complicated Legacy, Lansing State Journal, February 22, 2009.
All the President's Books: Books Recommended for Barack Obama's Reading List, Minnesota Public Radio, February 19, 2009.
A Chorus of Voices on the African American Experience, Hartford Courant, February 1, 2009.
Scholar Documents an Earlier Push for Civil Rights, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, February 1, 2009.
The Northern Struggle on Civil Rights, Raleigh News-Observer, February 1, 2009.
Sweet Land of Liberty, Chicago Tribune, January 31, 2009.
Recommended New Books, Tuscon Citizen, January 26, 2009.
Auto industry's slide cuts a main route to the middle class, USA Today, January 21, 2009.
South Jersey gears up for historical moment, Courier-Post, January 13, 2009.
Book examines blacks' struggle for equality in the North, Tulsa World, January 11, 2009.
Freeing the North, review of Sweet Land of Liberty, Newsday, January 4, 2009
For Inauguration zeal, LBJ '65 may be the precedent for Obama, Boston Globe, January 2, 2009.
True North, Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2009.
Autoworkers demand revolution, Michigan Citizen, December 30, 2008
The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North: An Interview with Thomas Sugrue, History News Network, December 15, 2008
The Untold Story of the Civil Rights Movement--In the North, BeyondChron (San Francisco), December 11, 2008
Movement North, E-History, December 2008.
Auto Industry a Boon and Bust for Blacks in the Midwest, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, December 7, 2008.
Liberty is a Worthy Struggle, Harvard Crimson, December 5, 2008
Was November 4 the End of Racial History? The New Republic Online, December 4. 2008
At GSD, U Penn's Thomas Sugrue talks about civil rights in the Metropolis, Harvard Gazette, December 4, 2008
The Auto Industry Meltdown and How It is Burning Black Folks, Ebony, November 2008
Review: Sweet Land of Liberty, Bookreporter.com, November 2008
The Other Battlefield: Sweet Land of Liberty, Boston Globe, November 30, 2008.
Detroit Bound, Metro Times, November 26, 2008
Black and White, North and South, New York Observer, November 26, 2008
Thomas Sugrue, author of Urban Crisis, promotes new book," Michigan Review, November 25, 2008
The Northern Front, New York Times Book Review, November 23, 2008
From the Rise of Civil Rights to the Debate Over Affirmative Action," Washington Post, November 16, 2008
Uncommon Ground, New York Times Book Review, November 9, 2008
New Arrivals, Indianapolis Star, November 9, 2008
A Day Like No Other, Philadelphia Daily News, November 5, 2008
Book of the Week, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 4, 2008.
Book of the Week: Post-Racial America: Not Yet,Books and Culture, November 3, 2008
So, you're looking for a good read? Norfolk Pilot, Oct. 12, 2008
Fall books: Best-selling authors promise a bountiful season, Syracuse Post-Standard, October 5, 2008
Fall books preview: Flights of fancy, Dallas Morning News, October 2, 2008
Hitting the shelves, Denver Post, Sept. 25, 2008
Fiction and non-fiction books for fall, McClatchy Newspapers, Sept. 24, 2008
40 upcoming fiction and non-fiction books, Seattle Times, Sept. 21, 2008
A century of General Motors: Detroit reshaped, retooled, Detroit News, Sept. 16, 2008
On racial issues, GM traveled rocky road from laggard to leader, Automotive News, Sept. 14, 2008
Even during the Depression, GM managed to make money, Automotive News, Sept. 14, 2008
City's sometimes rocky image tarnished further after scandal, Detroit News, Sept. 4, 2008.
Fall Book Preview, Washington Post, Aug. 31, 2008
Fall Books Preview, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 31, 2008
Liberals a Sideshow in Denver, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 25, 2008
King's legacy is felt forty years after death, Metro, April 4, 2008
Saving Race: forty years after his death MLK's message has never been more relevant, City Paper, March 26, 2008
Don't let the green grass fool you, New York Times, February 10, 2008
Outgoing Dean of Wayne State University Law School Creates Endowment, Michigan Lawyer, January 28, 2008
Author states that history of struggle for racial equality has been mischaracterized, South End, January 16, 2006
New Book Tackles Race in the North, Detroit Free Press, January 11, 2008
Stamping Out Detroit Postmark Irks 'Michigan Metro' Residents, Bloomberg News, October 30, 2007
Author says cities foster inequality, Cleveland Call and Post, October 17, 2007
Riot or Rebellion: Detroiters Don't Agree," Detroit News, July 18, 2007
Forty Years Later, Riot Wounds Remain, Newark Star-Ledger, July 16, 2007
Remembering When Plainfield Burned--Forty Years Later Riot Wounds Remain, Newark Star-Ledger, July 15, 2007
Crossroads, Part I: Before 1967, A Gathering Storm, Newark Star-Ledger, July 8, 2007
Detroit Can't Afford to Lose This Family, Detroit Free Press, March 13, 2007
Forgotten But Not Gone, Detroit Free Press, March 12, 2007
"Jim Crow" is Shocking Reminder, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 9,, 2007
City Wants to Fix Up But Not Push Out, Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, December 10, 2006.
Readers' Poll: Best Non-Fiction Book Set in Detroit, Metro Times, October 18, 2006
Bill McGraw: Film on Race Looks at Detroit, Detroit Free Press, September 6, 2006
Doubts Cast Over Casino Benefits, BBC Scotland, September 3, 2006
Thomas Sugrue speaks on the forces of segregation in Detroit, Michigan Times, October 10, 2006
That Train Done Gone and Left the Station: Yes, Residents of Casino Neighborhoods Got Railroaded, Philadelphia Inquirer, September 16, 2006.
Blacks' Dream Cruises About More than Fun, Detroit Free Press, August 17, 2006
1956: Pioneering Year: Youth Culture, Civil Rights, the Suburbs, Women's Rights, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 6, 2006
Street Fair: Philadelphia's First Integrated Housing Development Turns 50, Philadelphia Weekly, July 26, 2006
Beyond the Picket Fence, Boston Globe, July 23, 2006
Heart of Detroit is On a Roll, Detroit News, July 15, 2006
Not So Middle America: Suburban Flight, Gentrification Put the Squeeze on Incredibly Shrinking Middle Class, Kansas City Star, July 4, 2006
Four Cities Offer Cautionary Tales to the Next Mayor of Newark, Newark Star-Ledger, May 7, 2006
Sugrue Named Top Young Historian, History News Network, April 9, 2006
Rustbaelte, Weekendavisen (Copenhagen, Denmark), April 6, 2006
Granholm Pushes Affirmative Action at Civil Rights Summit, Detroit News, March 28, 2006
Revising the Suburbs, Chronicle of Higher Education, March 24, 2006
How Super Bowl Fast Tracked Houston's Comeback, Detroit News, February 12, 2006
Ford Can't Sustain Its Workforce, San Francisco Chronicle, January 29, 2006
NAACP Leader Turned Heads by Backing 'Tookie' Williams, Baltimore Sun, January 15, 2006
Till Rites Site Could Become a Landmark, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 1, 2005
Hispanics and Blacks Take Different Path to Success, Detroit News, September 4, 2005