After decades of manufacturing job losses, some Hoosier cities with majority white populations are bouncing back. But Gary, which is mostly black, is still struggling to stabilize.
It’s where former steelworker Mike Mitchell grew up. He pulls up to an empty lot on a quiet side street and stops his car.
“That’s where we used to stay,” he says.
The house where he grew up was torn down years ago. Now, it’s just weeds and wood scraps.