White people killed Detroit

Jul 12, 2013 Full story: Salon 324

The gaunt man was sitting on a bench in the overgrown park at the corner of Chene and Ferry streets in Detroit, drinking an Old Milwaukee tallboy he'd bought at a Yemeni party store, and trying to peddle an old point-and-shoot film camera for $3.

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Since: Nov 11

United States

#23 Jul 14, 2013
Meanie wrote:
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Then enlighten us to the reason whitey bears some responsibility. The reason "because they fled" isn't it.
I'll do you one better, check this link out: http://www.urbanophile.com/2012/02/21/the-rea...
Also, Time Magazine wrote a brilliant article on the demise of Detroit.
Basically, white flight, mutual intolerance, tax revenue, and population loss, drugs, gangs, the breakdown of the African-American family unit, and the outsourcing of jobs to the suburbs.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#24 Jul 14, 2013
I know white people are sick of being blamed for everything. So ARE WE BLACK PEOPLE! America has not been kind to either of us "peons" so to speak. She has catered to wealthy people. But more so to wealthy people.
yup

Spruce Pine, NC

#25 Jul 14, 2013
mike wrote:
so basically what the author is saying is: the whites left and the blacks were unable to run a city on their own.
Like
my 3 cents

Barbourville, KY

#26 Jul 14, 2013
Knee-Grows are what destroyed Detroit starting with the riots. Then they started coming across 8 mile till that looked like the inner city. Then 9 mile. Then 10 mile ect...
I have friends that are africa american. I would welcome them into my neighborhood. Then there are the Knee-Grows that leads a path of destroyed and demolished neighborhoods where ever they go.
I grew up in the Oakland County suburbs. I was at one time proud to call it home. Now I am ashamed to even tell anyone that I am from there. The high school was so nice and clean. No guns or guards. Now looks like a intercity school because they bus the kids in from the intercity that has NO RESPECT for themselves or anyone else. They vandalize and destroy other peoples property. It is a shame how the blacks have done Detroit. She was once a grand lady till she was beaten and raped by the black community,
Meanie

Madison Heights, MI

#27 Jul 14, 2013
Kallark27 wrote:
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I'll do you one better, check this link out: http://www.urbanophile.com/2012/02/21/the-rea...
Also, Time Magazine wrote a brilliant article on the demise of Detroit.
Basically, white flight, mutual intolerance, tax revenue, and population loss, drugs, gangs, the breakdown of the African-American family unit, and the outsourcing of jobs to the suburbs.
The message still resorts to the same conclusion. It insinuates blacks are incapable of maintaining responsibility or a city without white control or assistance.

When people leave a city, the governing bodies incorporate new methods to invite new residents. It's done in other cities around the world. If that city has bad government run programs, they will fail.

Bottom line is simple, Detroit failed to maintain prosperity by the people who run it. They simply happen to be black.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#28 Jul 14, 2013
Meanie wrote:
<quoted text>
The message still resorts to the same conclusion. It insinuates blacks are incapable of maintaining responsibility or a city without white control or assistance.
When people leave a city, the governing bodies incorporate new methods to invite new residents. It's done in other cities around the world. If that city has bad government run programs, they will fail.
Bottom line is simple, Detroit failed to maintain prosperity by the people who run it. They simply happen to be black.
Somewhat true. Black people can run a government without white assistance. Unfortunately, HUMAN beings can easily become corrupted. Detroit has to be rid of the racial dynamic and the mutual intolerance so prevalent.
Dennis Gannon

Dayton, OH

#29 Jul 14, 2013
TheRealDeal wrote:
<quoted text>Blacks own it....you need to wrap your head around that dude!
Blacks created their own issues, and need to fix it themselves...no more handouts and coddling by the politically correct and stupid handout programs to people who are lazy, lifeless and non-contributing!
The responsibility falls on the asshats that voted for Coleman Young year after year after year...then kwammee.
Each decision and vote by the blacks who took over Detroit, resulted in more hemorrhaging of the finances of the city.
For some reason any black run urban area is often corrupt beyond belief!
Yep! Dayton is a mini version of Detroit
Dennis Gannon

Dayton, OH

#30 Jul 14, 2013
Kallark27 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll do you one better, check this link out: http://www.urbanophile.com/2012/02/21/the-rea...
Also, Time Magazine wrote a brilliant article on the demise of Detroit.
Basically, white flight, mutual intolerance, tax revenue, and population loss, drugs, gangs, the breakdown of the African-American family unit, and the outsourcing of jobs to the suburbs.
KayFart, that article is a year and a half old!

Since: Nov 11

United States

#31 Jul 14, 2013
my 3 cents wrote:
Knee-Grows are what destroyed Detroit starting with the riots. Then they started coming across 8 mile till that looked like the inner city. Then 9 mile. Then 10 mile ect...
I have friends that are africa american. I would welcome them into my neighborhood. Then there are the Knee-Grows that leads a path of destroyed and demolished neighborhoods where ever they go.
I grew up in the Oakland County suburbs. I was at one time proud to call it home. Now I am ashamed to even tell anyone that I am from there. The high school was so nice and clean. No guns or guards. Now looks like a intercity school because they bus the kids in from the intercity that has NO RESPECT for themselves or anyone else. They vandalize and destroy other peoples property. It is a shame how the blacks have done Detroit. She was once a grand lady till she was beaten and raped by the black community,
"Knee grows" this "knee grows" that boo hoo....po widdle whitey sew helwpwess...he bears no responsabilwity fo anything....bwame evewybody else....want me to play you a wittle tune from my wittle viowin?? Maybe dat make whitey feel better about himself...
Erstwhile

El Paso, TX

#32 Jul 14, 2013
Kallark27 wrote:
<quoted text>
"Knee grows" this "knee grows" that boo hoo....po widdle whitey sew helwpwess...he bears no responsabilwity fo anything....bwame evewybody else....want me to play you a wittle tune from my wittle viowin?? Maybe dat make whitey feel better about himself...
You can't change the facts of the message so you emotionally respond with an insult.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#33 Jul 14, 2013
Ok?? Cut and paste much??
obaama

Anonymous Proxy

#34 Jul 14, 2013
If I had a son he'd look like Kallark.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#35 Jul 14, 2013
obaama wrote:
If I had a son he'd look like Kallark.
Meh...not so much seeing as Kallark is a purple skinned alien with a mohawk.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#36 Jul 14, 2013
Kallark27 wrote:
Well white people definitely played a role in the downfall of Detroit. As much as black people did. A really sad state of affairs. I wish I could have seen the Detroit my father and mother knew when they were young. I've been deprived lol.
I'm from Detroit. It used to be a beautiful, prosperous and safe city. My grandmother used to take me downtown to Hudsons and Saunders on the bus. When it was hot in the summer, we would sleep on Belle Isle. But, then the coloreds turned it into a post-apocalyptic nightmare.
I live in the country now. It is safe, clean and beautiful. There are only polite people that look like me and obey the law....and have strong morals. The cars that negroes drive cannot make it this far....Even if they could, they would be pulled over for intoxication, no insurance, no license, improper plates, outstanding warrants, open containers, carry and conceal...etc.

Detroit can rot for all I care. Those people dug their grave...Let them lay in it. There is nothing left to steal.
Thomas

Beaver Dam, WI

#37 Jul 14, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>I'm from Detroit. It used to be a beautiful, prosperous and safe city. My grandmother used to take me downtown to Hudsons and Saunders on the bus. When it was hot in the summer, we would sleep on Belle Isle. But, then the coloreds turned it into a post-apocalyptic nightmare.
I live in the country now. It is safe, clean and beautiful. There are only polite people that look like me and obey the law....and have strong morals. The cars that negroes drive cannot make it this far....Even if they could, they would be pulled over for intoxication, no insurance, no license, improper plates, outstanding warrants, open containers, carry and conceal...etc.
Detroit can rot for all I care. Those people dug their grave...Let them lay in it. There is nothing left to steal.
Indeed. Blacks even gave up their dignity long ago. They sold it to the likes of Coleman and the black preachers. It will be near impossible to get it back, especially with the likes of some of the rationalizers here.
my opinion

Barbourville, KY

#39 Jul 14, 2013
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>I'm from Detroit. It used to be a beautiful, prosperous and safe city. My grandmother used to take me downtown to Hudsons and Saunders on the bus. When it was hot in the summer, we would sleep on Belle Isle. But, then the coloreds turned it into a post-apocalyptic nightmare.
I live in the country now. It is safe, clean and beautiful. There are only polite people that look like me and obey the law....and have strong morals. The cars that negroes drive cannot make it this far....Even if they could, they would be pulled over for intoxication, no insurance, no license, improper plates, outstanding warrants, open containers, carry and conceal...etc.
Detroit can rot for all I care. Those people dug their grave...Let them lay in it. There is nothing left to steal.
Wish they still had boarder control along 8 mile.

“Fishin" in the Moonlight”

Since: Jul 11

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#40 Jul 14, 2013
White flight? Really? Last time I checked this was a free country and a person black, white or any other color reserve the right to live anywhere they want to. If they choose to leave a corrupt city filled with drugs dilapidated neighborhoods where their neighbors won't maintain and up keep their property, where "Black Elected" officials raped the city funds to the point there isn't a viable police force to protect the citizens,god forbid you might need emergenciy medical.help. And while all this is happening the "Black Elected" officials live in the lap.of luxury at the Monoogian Mansion with 3 or4 limos, overpaid security detail, they pretty much had a blank check to rob the city....at the taxpayers expense.
The middle class, both black and white , grew tired of footing the bill for these "Black Elected" thugs high price lifestyle and corruption. What sane person wouldn't want to remove themselves from.such surroundings.
I almost feel.sorry for the homeless guy sitting on a bench drinking a beer that he spent his last dime on but for one fact, he shouldn't have committed armed robbery 15 years ago and he probably wouldn't be in his predicament, I think the story could a used a better example.

“Better Dead than red!”

Since: Jun 11

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#43 Jul 15, 2013
White liberals to be more specific!!
innowayperfect

United States

#44 Jul 15, 2013
Kelly Finney wrote:
So, what you are say'n is ...whites killed Detoilet and left it's rotting carcass to the black maggots to relish on.
You nuttier than squirrel shlt. Perhaps I should read the full story.
"You're nuttier than squirrel shit" PRICELESS!!! LOL
Woof

Kewanee, IL

#47 Jul 19, 2013
To Ed wrote:
White people did not kill Detroit. Violent crime killed Detroit.
I have to disagree I am white and the City Fathers have mainly been white and all belonged to the same political party. How is that party working for you now? I am sorry for the retirees!

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