Panic in Detroit: Forty years after t...

Panic in Detroit: Forty years after the rioting

There are 10 comments on the The Detroit News story from Feb 9, 2009, titled Panic in Detroit: Forty years after the rioting. In it, The Detroit News reports that:

The unrest that began July 23, 1967, became a symbol of Detroit as a deeply divided city and continued to fuel white flight to the suburbs.

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panafrican

Lake Orion, MI

#1 Feb 9, 2009
It is now time to reconcile and rebuild.
White Flight

United States

#2 Feb 9, 2009
And so it began......
Runny

AOL

#3 Feb 9, 2009
Durring a recession ?
Eric Hernandez

Ann Arbor, MI

#4 Feb 9, 2009
There will always exist discrimination. The extent to which it shows, however, is a result of one's environment, including one's family, neighborhood, education, and personal outlook on life. Live in Detroit in a run-down product of the 1967 riots, attend a run-down school, be raised by products of similar characteristics, and never absorb anything outside this spectrum, you will be looked down upon. See the light, however, and you will be respected. Many of those who feel discriminated against still live in the never ending fire that started Summer 1967. Those who discriminate, even, same story. It is very rare to find a member of the more recent generations to display discriminatory attributes. They are, in reality, looked down upon along with the products previously mentioned.

In all seriousness, this is a very poorly written article. Four measly paragraphs is a disgrace to the events predating and following the 1967 riots, shuns those involved and victimized by them, and gives no apparent insight relative to today's society. Articles like these make me feel ashamed to be from Detroit. It's a shame that such a lively and enriching population can be down-played like this.
Snow

Westland, MI

#5 Feb 10, 2009
Eric Hernandez wrote:
There will always exist discrimination. The extent to which it shows, however, is a result of one's environment, including one's family, neighborhood, education, and personal outlook on life. Live in Detroit in a run-down product of the 1967 riots, attend a run-down school, be raised by products of similar characteristics, and never absorb anything outside this spectrum, you will be looked down upon. See the light, however, and you will be respected. Many of those who feel discriminated against still live in the never ending fire that started Summer 1967. Those who discriminate, even, same story. It is very rare to find a member of the more recent generations to display discriminatory attributes. They are, in reality, looked down upon along with the products previously mentioned.
In all seriousness, this is a very poorly written article. Four measly paragraphs is a disgrace to the events predating and following the 1967 riots, shuns those involved and victimized by them, and gives no apparent insight relative to today's society. Articles like these make me feel ashamed to be from Detroit. It's a shame that such a lively and enriching population can be down-played like this.
The article was obviously written by someone that did not live in Detroit during the riots or during the period of white and other flight out of the city. White flight was more because of crime and the recession in the 80s than anything. And lots of blacks left the city in the 80s for the very same reason-crime and the recession. I am sick of people saying Detroit declined because of white racism. Detroit declined because of the 80s recession more than anything.

And it is likely that the current recession will finish Detroit off.
Government Foe

Dearborn, MI

#6 Feb 10, 2009
panafrican wrote:
It is now time to reconcile and rebuild.
Impossible to accomplish when the blame game is played, which you are aware of all to well.
panafrican

Lake Orion, MI

#7 Feb 10, 2009
Eric Hernandez wrote:
There will always exist discrimination. The extent to which it shows, however, is a result of one's environment, including one's family, neighborhood, education, and personal outlook on life. Live in Detroit in a run-down product of the 1967 riots, attend a run-down school, be raised by products of similar characteristics, and never absorb anything outside this spectrum, you will be looked down upon. See the light, however, and you will be respected. Many of those who feel discriminated against still live in the never ending fire that started Summer 1967. Those who discriminate, even, same story. It is very rare to find a member of the more recent generations to display discriminatory attributes. They are, in reality, looked down upon along with the products previously mentioned.
In all seriousness, this is a very poorly written article. Four measly paragraphs is a disgrace to the events predating and following the 1967 riots, shuns those involved and victimized by them, and gives no apparent insight relative to today's society. Articles like these make me feel ashamed to be from Detroit. It's a shame that such a lively and enriching population can be down-played like this.
Gracias hombre !
A la salud de las mujeritas de Detroit !

“I'm back,,JACK”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#8 Feb 11, 2009
DETROIT is TRASH,,been TRASH 4 over 30 YEARS.anyone going in2 DETROIT,risks their LIFE.DETROIT was over 2 1/2 million NICE people..NOW as the last MAYOR..Criminals.the city of TROY<thru the court sysyems see many DETROIT's people go 2 JAIL.DETROIT is nothing but a DRAIN of MONEY.DETROIT like the CITY of TROY is run BY CROOKS.DETROIT,,a small piece of Crack,and a 40 OZ beer,gets you any type of SEX u what.{ i ran/run the4 streets of DETROIT,,7 x24 4 the last 40 YEARS].6 kids during day light shot DEAD,no one saw,,in TROY,,Criminal..pillage TROY at will,and the TROY COPS say,,yhis is NOT random,.,then why can't the TROY police can not stop non-random stuff?TROY is NEXT TROY 2 go in2 the dumpers
prince butternuts

Southfield, MI

#9 Aug 22, 2014
bring in da noise
bring in da funk
funk brotha

Southfield, MI

#10 Sep 29, 2014
prince butternuts wrote:
bring in da noise
bring in da funk
hey pb, that's my saying

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