Where were you when Detroit failed?

Aug 12, 2013 Full story: Detroit News 19

Suburban shopping malls like Northland gave Metro Detroiters convenient options beyond city limits, aiding suburban sprawl.

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reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#1 Aug 14, 2013
no where near the failure.

Not my fault. I voted for the other guys and avoid unions and union made products.
the realist

United States

#2 Aug 14, 2013
You whites that racistically left blacks behind in Detroit are just as much a problem to the cause as anything. Take the responsibility that's yours and stop acting like its not you.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#3 Aug 14, 2013
the realist wrote:
You whites that racistically left blacks behind in Detroit are just as much a problem to the cause as anything. Take the responsibility that's yours and stop acting like its not you.
It's not white's responsibility to carry blacks on our backs all the time. A huge number of sensible blacks also fled the city. Blacks have run the city for decades. They own it. It looks like they own it too. Enjoy home.
reality is a crutch

Nashua, NH

#4 Aug 14, 2013
the realist wrote:
You whites that racistically left blacks behind in Detroit are just as much a problem to the cause as anything. Take the responsibility that's yours and stop acting like its not you.
you clearly wasted way too much time in black history and coloring book lessons and not enough time read the actual real world history of Detroit.

when you see the world though black colored glasses you fail to see the whole real world you live it.

It was blacks what burned looted the city of Detroit , it was blacks selling drugs, shooting each other, armed robberies, arsons, rapes what drove the middleclass tax paying black and white families out of the area, cause blacks made the area a unsafe place to raise a family.

You can twist it shake it and any way you want to bake it but you can't change the facts you can't rewrite the history of da city.

So stick your head in the black sand if you wish ( it is your head) the rest of us who are grounded in reality will just ignore your ranting as not relevant to anything.
Malcolmn

Pelham, AL

#5 Aug 14, 2013
the realist wrote:
You whites that racistically left blacks behind in Detroit are just as much a problem to the cause as anything. Take the responsibility that's yours and stop acting like its not you.
Go celebrate Jesse Jr. on his way to the pen. Here's another black that represented his people by stealing the money they contributed to his campaign. You could say he stole his Rolex fair and square as compared to the one here in Detroit that ran off with two. But they are the same thing. Blacks can steal. Blacks can't manage.
kev

Rochester, NY

#6 Aug 14, 2013
Is northland still in business?

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#7 Aug 14, 2013
reality is a crutch wrote:
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It was blacks what burned looted the city of Detroit , it was blacks selling drugs, shooting each other, armed robberies, arsons, rapes what drove the middleclass tax paying black and white families out of the area, cause blacks made the area a unsafe place to raise a family.
Only after the whites taught it to them. The white man got young black children hooked on drugs. The white man taught them how to sell drugs, shoot, rob, burn, rape, etc. When you abuse a pit bull for so long, it will eventually turn on it's master.

Whites made the mess, now they have to live with it. Now that the whites are almost done sucking the suburbs dry, they will again flee and blame the blacks. It's what white people do.
deyquan

Mount Holly, NJ

#8 Aug 14, 2013
snapcracklepop wrote:
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Only after the whites taught it to them. The white man got young black children hooked on drugs. The white man taught them how to sell drugs, shoot, rob, burn, rape, etc. When you abuse a pit bull for so long, it will eventually turn on it's master.
Whites made the mess, now they have to live with it. Now that the whites are almost done sucking the suburbs dry, they will again flee and blame the blacks. It's what white people do.
Typical black response, never take responsibility for your failures always blame the whites. Exactly how did the white teach you how to riot? Detroit has been run by liberals and blacks for 60 years, You wanted it you got it, live with it.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#9 Aug 14, 2013
kev wrote:
Is northland still in business?
Indeed it is. It has been through several reiterations since being built. I remember when the stores were not inclosed. In fact, I remember when the mall was dirt and people flew model aircraft there.
Southfield was a divided road with a 100' median with two lanes in each direction. It was a country ride.
smartypants

Greenbrier, AR

#10 Aug 15, 2013
snapcracklepop wrote:
Only after the whites taught it to them. The white man got young black children hooked on drugs. The white man taught them how to sell drugs, shoot, rob, burn, rape, etc.
Thanks for highlighting this to me. That's a good point you make that I hadn't thought of before: Everything blacks know, it makes no matter what the subject is, was taught to you by Whites. And oftentimes the lesson Whites wanted to school you in, you got it wrong, screwed it up, made an F, turned a lesson in how to run a business into how to sell drugs; a lesson in marksmanship, you turned that into a primer on how to conduct a drive-by.
snapcracklepop wrote:
When you abuse a pit bull for so long, it will eventually turn on it's master.
I'm appalled and infuriated that you analogize blacks to animals. The disrespect you show with your despicable libel should be resented by all proud, self-respecting pit bulls. Give a pit bull a treat and he's your friend for life; give a black a treat and he sucker punches you and takes your phone and your iPod.
snapcracklepop wrote:
Whites made the mess, now they have to live with it. Now that the whites are almost done sucking the suburbs dry, they will again flee and blame the blacks. It's what white people do.
No, that's not what White people do at all. What White people do is leave the blacks behind. It's the sure path to lower crime rates, safer streets at night, better schools, and a peaceful quality of life where the lawns are clean and "youths" in pants hanging halfway to their knees don't pound on your neighbor's door at 2 a.m. shouting "Openy do'! Dawg, open 'is do', mang!"

You know, snapfizzledud, if we Whites are so horrible, why don't blacks stay away from us? If Whites are such evil racists, why do blacks always want to go to our schools, shop at our malls, live in our neighborhoods?

It's because the tick can't live without attaching itself to the dog's hide to get its free meal and its free ride.

The

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#11 Aug 15, 2013
smartypants wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for highlighting this to me. That's a good point you make that I hadn't thought of before: Everything blacks know, it makes no matter what the subject is, was taught to you by Whites. And oftentimes the lesson Whites wanted to school you in, you got it wrong, screwed it up, made an F, turned a lesson in how to run a business into how to sell drugs; a lesson in marksmanship, you turned that into a primer on how to conduct a drive-by.
<quoted text>
I'm appalled and infuriated that you analogize blacks to animals. The disrespect you show with your despicable libel should be resented by all proud, self-respecting pit bulls. Give a pit bull a treat and he's your friend for life; give a black a treat and he sucker punches you and takes your phone and your iPod.
<quoted text>
No, that's not what White people do at all. What White people do is leave the blacks behind. It's the sure path to lower crime rates, safer streets at night, better schools, and a peaceful quality of life where the lawns are clean and "youths" in pants hanging halfway to their knees don't pound on your neighbor's door at 2 a.m. shouting "Openy do'! Dawg, open 'is do', mang!"
You know, snapfizzledud, if we Whites are so horrible, why don't blacks stay away from us? If Whites are such evil racists, why do blacks always want to go to our schools, shop at our malls, live in our neighborhoods?
It's because the tick can't live without attaching itself to the dog's hide to get its free meal and its free ride.
The
Spoken like a true white racist, your racist mommy would be proud. Now go flee like cowards again and stop acting like Detroit is yours, you gave up that right long ago.
robert e lee

Crosby, TX

#13 Aug 17, 2013
(SOMEONE) here had better be proud that he lives in the jungle (DETROIT) he would not last long in HOUSTON with that smart mouth and black panther attitude.
John Z

Middletown, CT

#14 Aug 17, 2013
I was living in Detroit when it started to fail long ago. I moved to Ct. in 1999, and now live in the country in NW Ct. a few minutes from the Mass border. I still have friends and family in Detroit some of which I've been trying for years to get them to move here. I still visit every year, but I don't like being ready for trouble, and having to watch my back every minute while I'm there.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#15 Aug 17, 2013
Ignoring a problem that won't go away, typical white response. These things could have been prevented 50 years ago, sweeping it under a rug and relocating is not the answer. People shouldn't rely on police or government to fix things.
robert e lee

Crosby, TX

#16 Aug 17, 2013
ok SNAP lets hear how 50 years ago this could have been prevented. when you are finished talking about your preventative measure, which probably is hand out more money and free stuff--- then I will give my preventative measure that if started 50 years ago would have prevented the problems of today--- I do not think you will like my solution, go ahead lets hear your preventative measures.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#17 Aug 19, 2013
For starters the whites could have not hooked black children on drugs and teach them to do bad things. Most of the bad stuff was learned from the whites, long before coleman young. That being said, they had a chance to fix the problems long before it was ever really a problem. When all you had were mischievous uneducated black youth. Black parents were screwed by the whites and their children were screwed by the whites. A little kindness and acceptance could have gone a long way. No other race in history like white man, they cage you and abuse you for years so when they release you they can blame you for doing bad things LOLOLOLOLOLOL! Prejudism is rooted in Detroit culture, always has been. You can abuse a child for only so long before you do permanent damage. Now tell us how whites made amends to the blacks ha ha ha ha another big white joke. White people never cease to amaze me. Whites are the most corrupt race on the planet. How could a black parent raise their child correctly when they were blocked every step of the way by the whites. Whites never had to deal with this so they could not possibly understand. By the way I'm White, not Black and I get it. What happen to Detroit is a result of Generations of abuse and neglect By Whites! Now does all this magically excuse present day blacks from any wrong doing? No, it doesn't. Blacks need to take responsibility, but like the past, we are right back where we started, blacks need the whites to help them and whites just keep on playing the blame game. Black parents are struggling to make it and whites keep kicking them down. It's not a color issue, it's about the parents, children and families. A neglected child will grow up to be a corrupt politician. It's not complicated. It's not about the money either, they don't need money, they need guidance, role models. Whites boast about how great they are, how clean their neighborhoods, yet they will help people of color to achieve the same equality. You know what they call oppressed whites? White Trash, remarkably, white trash neighborhoods are not clean, they look exactly like the black trash neighborhoods, go figure. The best thing for the city now would be to divide the government into half white and half black. Profile every single city employee, fire all the bad apples. Turn the police around make it half and half, in other words, mix it up a bit, bring in some new color. Turn public schools into rehab/education centers with mandatory attendance by both parents and children. No one city should be just one color, not in this day and age. Treat people like human beings and you will get results.
robert e lee

Crosby, TX

#18 Aug 19, 2013
after reading your post 17-- it seems all that long post boils down to--(IT IS ALL WHITEY'S FAULT).--lets review all your suggestions to save the city.--(blacks need to take responsibility)-NOT GOING to happen,(need the whites to help them)-they get every free hand out on this planet, get special treatment in hiring ,education and are like a protected species.--(divide the government into half white half black)--NOT GOING TO HAPPEN--the city government is %100 democrat now. the people that hand out all the free stuff and programs to their voter base the blacks. I bet if you check the city-county officials are at least half black now, and every one kisses black butt now for sure.---(profile city employees, fire the bad apples)-- NOT going to happen-- the city employees are UNION and costing the city dearly--and a large percentage of them are black--face it firing them is NOT going to happen.-----( public schools, mandatory attendance , by both parents and students)--LOL-- not that is off into dreamland right there--NOT going to happen. and now this thing we are discussing here(things that could have been prevented ) 50 years ago-as in post #15.-- all the suggestions are present day stuff. get back to 50 years ago as in post 15.

to their voter base the blacks.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#20 Aug 20, 2013
Homer wrote:
If I had a son he would look like Robert Lee.
Whitey response to everything "NOT GONNA HAPPEN" Buahahahahaha!! Right, it's not going to happen, that part is obvious. Whites will do what they do best run and blame from afar. The rant may have sounded like a hate white, it was only making a point. I could just as easily rant on blacks too but blacks get enough shit on here. Blacks need to be held accountable too. I'm just saying, if people of color and white work together instead of against each other, you would see better results. The whole "all blacks are bad" card is outdated and overplayed. Whites are just as much to blame for what happen to Detroit as the blacks are. The present day is all on the blacks but the root of the problem is all on the whites.
I am zimmerman

Crosby, TX

#21 Aug 20, 2013
the root of the problem is-- whites DID NOT (SOLVE) the black problem, when the blacks were rioting and burning DETROIT.

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