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Detroit bankruptcy, structural racism focus of presentation

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DETROIT (AP) -

A presentation at a town hall meeting will focus on connections between Detroit's bankruptcy and structural racism.

Wayne State University Law School professor Peter Hammer is scheduled to discuss the issue Wednesday evening at St. Matthew's & St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in Detroit.

Detroit emerged in December from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. The city got rid of $7 billion in debt, slashed pensions and eliminated retiree health care.

The town hall meeting is sponsored by the Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association. The group was founded during the bankruptcy and is made up of retirees, active city employees, residents and supporters.

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