Eric Logan shooting stirs anger over racial injustice in Pete Buttigieg's South Bend

“You go into my community, and you see all the homelessness, abandoned buildings, kids and parents starving,” Tyree Bonds, Logan’s brother, said outside a crowded city council meeting on Monday night. “They’re struggling, and that’s where a lot of the anger comes from.”

In his eight years in the mayor’s office, the even-keeled and technocratic Buttigieg has helped revitalize parts of this diverse Rust Belt city of 100,000, overseeing a $200 million investment in the downtown area and helping attract a wave of commercial development that includes new apartments, office parks, restaurants and coffee shops.

But that economic boom, according to one 2017 study, has not necessarily lifted up all of South Bend’s residents and neighborhoods. The study, commissioned by the city, found that the jobless rate among African-Americans was still nearly twice as high as it was for white residents — despite a general citywide dip in unemployment.