Blame the suburbs for Detroit's woes?

Blame the suburbs for Detroit's woes?

There are 35 comments on the WXYZ story from Feb 28, 2013, titled Blame the suburbs for Detroit's woes?. In it, WXYZ reports that:

That's what Urban Studies Theorist Dr. Richard Florida believes. While speaking at the Detroit Regional Chamber Conference Thursday, Florida placed the blame on Detroit's suburbs.

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Pete

Livonia, MI

#1 Feb 28, 2013
Brooks Paterson said he threw up in his mouth when he heard this. Now that's just nasty.
Mousey Smith

United States

#2 Mar 1, 2013
Detroit is ran by black people. There is the problem.
They can't even run a household. 80+% of you blacks are on public assistance and 70+% of black children live in a single parent home.
The BLACK MALE is an irresponsible baby maker. Barnyard animals care for their young better than black males!
Mousey Smith

United States

#3 Mar 1, 2013
What do Detroiters consider more dangerous as public transportation?
(A) Taking the bus to school...or
(B) Swinging across town on the utility lines.
Mousey Smith

United States

#4 Mar 1, 2013
How can you tell when a black woman is ready to start a family???

(A) When you hear her scream RAPE (((((
Skeeter

Romulus, MI

#5 Mar 1, 2013
You can ride rough shot in Michigan and no one seems to care even former mayors ?
Pete

Livonia, MI

#6 Mar 1, 2013
Skeeter wrote:
You can ride rough shot in Michigan and no one seems to care even former mayors ?
Kwame has been begging MDOC to release his tether so he can go back to Texas one more time. Yes, it's for his kid's basketball game, but it sounds desperate. He was at the trial every day. He should know.

The cavalry is coming to save Detroit soon. But it's the black cavalry.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#7 Mar 1, 2013
Just remember who introduced the blacks to drugs, violence, welfare, etc....THE WHITES!!!!

Prior to blacks doing all this, it was the whites, but being majority white, nobody batted an eyelash.

OH SNAP!!
Mencken

Prentiss, MS

#9 Mar 1, 2013
snapcracklepop wrote:
Just remember who introduced the blacks to drugs, violence, welfare, etc....THE WHITES!!!!
Prior to blacks doing all this, it was the whites, but being majority white, nobody batted an eyelash.
OH SNAP!!
Oh, I forgot about that, when the whites when in the slums and said, Hey, Tyrone, try some of this baaaaaad stuff.

And Tyrone said, Why, sho'. I'll do anything the white man say do.

And I forgot, too, when the white man told the black man what violence was. Blacks had no idea of what violence was. They were just peaceful people in the motherland, eating yams and selling their children into slavery.

And whites, you're right, trying to give the black man a hand up introduced him to welfare. Half a century later and the black man is as bad or worse off then he ever was.

If the white helps the black man, he's never happy. It's not enough help. It's too late. It's not what he needs right now. It's not what he wants.

But if the white doesn't help the black, then, of course, it just shows the white is racist.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Whites can never win when it comes to blacks.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#11 Mar 1, 2013
Mencken wrote:
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Oh, I forgot about that, when the whites when in the slums and said, Hey, Tyrone, try some of this baaaaaad stuff.
Nawww man, it went more like this, sick white dude pedophile, lurking around black children says hey little boy want some white candy. Whites were a disease that infected the blacks. Blacks got the white plague, it has to run it's course.

White people are the most violent, sick and twisted race on the planet.

White people like to make up their own historical facts, but the rest of the world knows better...
Mencken

Prentiss, MS

#12 Mar 2, 2013
snapcracklepop wrote:
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Nawww man, it went more like this, sick white dude pedophile, lurking around black children says hey little boy want some white candy.
Link, please. We think you made this up. Provide us a link to a news story where this happened so we can believe what you say.
snapcracklepop wrote:
<quoted text>Whites were a disease that infected the blacks. Blacks got the white plague, it has to run it's course.
Post for us a link where African blacks have a higher standard of living than American blacks. Then we can believe you know what you are talking about.
snapcracklepop wrote:
<quoted text>White people are the most violent, sick and twisted race on the planet.
These "violent, sick and twisted" whites, as you call them, give you a very good lifestyle. You can come here on your computer with an Internet connection and talk smack that you can't back up. If blacks in your motherland are so much better off, why aren't they here posting to this forum and telling us how right you are and how wrong we are?
snapcracklepop wrote:
<quoted text>White people like to make up their own historical facts, but the rest of the world knows better...
American blacks are the world-recognized experts when it comes to a people who "make up their own historical facts." Everyone here should see this:

http://tightrope.cc/Black-Invention-Myths.htm

Spend a few minutes and see what an absolute phony and false pile of horse dung is "Black History Month."

Detroit is a textbook example of what blacks have contributed to human civilization.

Notice, in closing, that unlike you I don't need to stoop to calling you names. I present facts. Can you present facts to back up what you say? You can't and everyone reading this knows it. But we are going to wait here -- one more time -- and let the black man try to prove himself again.
Captain Mac

Dallas, TX

#13 Mar 2, 2013
Snappy is merely an Internet troll and he's catching lots of fish.
Meanie

Madison Heights, MI

#14 Mar 2, 2013
Mencken wrote:
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Link, please. We think you made this up. Provide us a link to a news story where this happened so we can believe what you say.
<quoted text>
Post for us a link where African blacks have a higher standard of living than American blacks. Then we can believe you know what you are talking about.
<quoted text>
The jackass is incapable of providing a source. She spews from emotions without evidential fact, akin to a scorned woman.

Inhabiting a name as snapcracklepop obviously displays an inferior mentality which points to the discernment of spewing tripe based on perturbation.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#15 Mar 2, 2013
Corrupt State politicians say they are going to use hard earned tax money to take control of Detroit. Why should the State's White people be required to bail out the Africans again? Don't the political ruling class know that when do-gooders help the Africans it only results in more well-deserved contempt?

Ronald
Pete

Livonia, MI

#16 Mar 2, 2013
Ronald wrote:
Corrupt State politicians say they are going to use hard earned tax money to take control of Detroit. Why should the State's White people be required to bail out the Africans again? Don't the political ruling class know that when do-gooders help the Africans it only results in more well-deserved contempt?
Ronald
Dear Ronald,

Your emotional expression of contempt mirrors the thoughts of most of us. However, the answer to why the state should help is because it's in our best interest. We can't let Detroit get so bad that too many people leave the state and the state's bond rating declines as well as that of all the thriving municipalities. We need to just do enough to keep Detroit from hurting us rather than reward them. The emergency manager will bring order and inflict pain at the same time. There is little talk of outstate funding for the effort. There may be a little help around the edges, but mostly in terms of debt and payment guarantees rather than direct outlays.

PS> Those gigantic legacy costs of $14B that Snyder and Dillon talk about prove to be fantasy upon closer scrutiny. Much of those costs are well funded and go out 25 years as opposed to Snyder pretending it's all due tomorrow.
Skeeter

Romulus, MI

#17 Mar 2, 2013
The state has an effort to quarantine the populace there just short of Auschwitz resolve !
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#18 Mar 2, 2013
Pete wrote:
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Dear Ronald,
Your emotional expression of contempt mirrors the thoughts of most of us. However, the answer to why the state should help is because it's in our best interest. We can't let Detroit get so bad that too many people leave the state and the state's bond rating declines as well as that of all the thriving municipalities. We need to just do enough to keep Detroit from hurting us rather than reward them. The emergency manager will bring order and inflict pain at the same time. There is little talk of outstate funding for the effort. There may be a little help around the edges, but mostly in terms of debt and payment guarantees rather than direct outlays.
PS> Those gigantic legacy costs of $14B that Snyder and Dillon talk about prove to be fantasy upon closer scrutiny. Much of those costs are well funded and go out 25 years as opposed to Snyder pretending it's all due tomorrow.
Pete.

That is the argument that has all of a sudden been made popular by African failure apologists. Such apologies overlook the damage that has already been done. Continuing to prop up African failure with even more hard earned taxpayer money would do nothing other than to encourage the continuance of African failure. If the Africans are unable to solve their own problems, no amount of hard earned taxpayer money will be able to do it for them.

Ronald

Ronald
Skeeter

Romulus, MI

#19 Mar 2, 2013
Ronald wrote:
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Pete.
That is the argument that has all of a sudden been made popular by African failure apologists. Such apologies overlook the damage that has already been done. Continuing to prop up African failure with even more hard earned taxpayer money would do nothing other than to encourage the continuance of African failure. If the Africans are unable to solve their own problems, no amount of hard earned taxpayer money will be able to do it for them.
Ronald
Ronald
Ultimately the blacks will be driven out !
Pete

Livonia, MI

#20 Mar 2, 2013
Ronald wrote:
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Pete.
That is the argument that has all of a sudden been made popular by African failure apologists. Such apologies overlook the damage that has already been done. Continuing to prop up African failure with even more hard earned taxpayer money would do nothing other than to encourage the continuance of African failure. If the Africans are unable to solve their own problems, no amount of hard earned taxpayer money will be able to do it for them.
Ronald
Ronald
You may be dyslexic. I did not suggest spending any taxpayer money. The EFM plan does not include any taxpayer money. Now if Obama comes up with a plan to help black failures, that's taxpayer money and I'd be against it.

Again, the EFM plan is to more efficiently manage the resources of the city.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#21 Mar 2, 2013
Mencken wrote:
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Link, please. We think you made this up. Provide us a link to a news story where this happened so we can believe what you say.
<quoted text>
Post for us a link where African blacks have a higher standard of living than American blacks. Then we can believe you know what you are talking about.
<quoted text>
These "violent, sick and twisted" whites, as you call them, give you a very good lifestyle. You can come here on your computer with an Internet connection and talk smack that you can't back up. If blacks in your motherland are so much better off, why aren't they here posting to this forum and telling us how right you are and how wrong we are?
<quoted text>
American blacks are the world-recognized experts when it comes to a people who "make up their own historical facts." Everyone here should see this:
http://tightrope.cc/Black-Invention-Myths.htm
Spend a few minutes and see what an absolute phony and false pile of horse dung is "Black History Month."
Detroit is a textbook example of what blacks have contributed to human civilization.
Notice, in closing, that unlike you I don't need to stoop to calling you names. I present facts. Can you present facts to back up what you say? You can't and everyone reading this knows it. But we are going to wait here -- one more time -- and let the black man try to prove himself again.
Shut your piehole troll, don't need a link for the obvious, everybody knows white history, the real history not the crap they made up. Whites have done far worst then any black could ever do. All the evil on the earth comes from the white man. Now go back to drinking your white lemonade.
Melvin

Lexington, TN

#22 Mar 2, 2013
Once you go black you want your test results back.

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