'Humans of New York' features stories from Metro Detroit


Humans of New York announced Monday it is doing a series on Macomb County.

"Macomb County has made a lot of news lately. A northern suburb of Detroit, the county is largely ‘blue collar’ and its economy is heavily dependent upon the auto industry. Last week Macomb County voted decisively for Donald Trump. It was the first time in almost thirty years that a Republican presidential candidate has carried Michigan. Many pundits have pointed to this shift as representative of a greater movement among America’s white working class. For the next couple of weeks, I’ll be posting stories from Macomb County. I didn’t ask anyone who they voted for. Very few of the stories even touch on politics. And while the series cannot presume to be representative of an entire region, hopefully it will introduce you to a few of the people who live there."

Humans of New York is a blog that creates feature stories on places around the world. It gives its audience glimpses into the lives of people from other places.

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The post said that Humans of New York will be posting stories from Macomb County for the next couple of weeks.

Here are some of the posts published so far:

“My mom died of lung cancer on my sixteenth birthday. My birthday is actually coming up—this Saturday. Before she...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

“My sister moved in, her five cats moved in, and her ex-husband moved in. It’s driving me nuts. My sister watches those...

Posted by Humans of New York on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

“I broke up with my girlfriend this morning. We’d been together for three years. But I’m Catholic, and she doesn’t know...

Posted by Humans of New York on Monday, November 14, 2016