Detroit Ghetto? You should see how it...

Detroit Ghetto? You should see how it looks now in 2008!

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New Detroit Resident

Detroit, MI

#1 Jun 30, 2008
I made a mistake moving to Detroit!

Since: Feb 08

Novi, MI

#2 Jun 30, 2008
Detroit does look like a ghetto. It is not a viable city!
AreYouJoking

Roscommon, MI

#3 Jul 1, 2008
Ever since the late 60's, Detroit is getting worse and worse.
I watched the video, and it is a perfect sampling of the city and how it is. Yeah there are some so-so areas, but that is the exception, this video is the rule.
Time to run out the cockroaches and "normal" folks to take the city back over.
TreatMeTheWayITr eatU

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Jul 1, 2008
Very sad!!! Detroit Ghetto! A lot of the problems in Detroit is simply that the city is broke. The loss of tax payers; tax dollars, census bureau reports that the Federal Government uses to allocate funds. Until Michigan gets economically empowered the issues that truly concern the city & citizens will remain; poor schooling, lack of city services, lack of law enforcement officers, and the city having to sell everything it owns. I agree Detroit has been spiraling into the abyss of despair ever since the 67 civil unrest. When the automotive industry failed to compete, plus unfair foreign trade acts, automotive related businesses no longer could survive. Thus jobs, jobs, jobs and more jobs loss. Tax dollars gone. People left the city & state for EMPLOYMENT - survival/WORK/income. Prime property values went down, neighborhoods abandon and anyone that didn't have to stay in Detroit didn't. So, where there is unemployment, there will be poverty, lack of motivation, depression, lack of education and lack of interest in it when people are more preoccupied with safety, keeping a roof over their heads and feeding their family. Where their is poverty & despair there will be crime/GHETTO!!! Other cities have pverty stricken zones; their dirt and the difference is the whole city or region isn't bad off economically "yet" as many Detroit. Let gas prices continue to go up, let more soldiers return to the US in body bags, let more people across the country lose their jobs & homes, let healthcare costs keep soaring.... Everyone (all the USA citizens) will feel and live what Detroit (GHETTO) has been like and feeling for sometime. The cause of Detroit or Michigan's floundering economy? Unless an industry (commerce) came to town to generate tax dollars nothing will change the same plight will continue. Don't be hard on Detroit or Michigan. Something happened to a city (Detroit) that was once the 3rd most populated and beloved city in the country. Look into foreign trade acts, and the history just a few minutes back on Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Dodge & Chevrolet. Michigan automakers go from number one in the world to....??? Whatwere up against? No business or industry wants to fail!!! Detroit or Michigan citizens don't want poor government, lack of city services, crime and rundown communities. It's happened. If the auto industry somehow got a second wind, or Microsoft or some major International corporation moved to Michigan (Detroit) or the region people would come!!! Just like they came from the south to Michigan for auto jobs. Just another perspective. P.S. Ghetto doesn't have to be a bad or negative thing. I like the city and the people. I've always had a great time in Detroit.
AreYouJoking

Roscommon, MI

#5 Jul 2, 2008
Wait....it sounds as if you are you are deferring the blame of the decline of Detroit to everything but the true source.
Ever since the likes of Coleman Young took over the city, things started to decline.

During the late 60's and through the 70's and 80's the auto industry was doing great with few exceptions.
In the 60's through the 80's the population of Detroit was upward near 2 million, now its about 800k, and still declining.

Coleman Young and all of his followers destroyed the city and caused the loss of 100's of millions of dollars. You simply cannot take away more than you are putting in and expect there to be anything left.
This is true in economics, this is true in civility, in the neighborhoods, in the schools, and is true in morality.

Making excuses for the citizens of Detroit is not only denying the truth, it does not lend itself to making things better.
To simply take all blame off the residents of the city and blame the war in Iraq or the auto industry or any other such excuse is asinine.

And before anyone jumps on with the whole thing about the mass exodus or "white flight" as I have heard some of the non-whites complain, I have heard countless stories about how people were chased out of their homes.
Case in point; a older couple living in the city, retired after working in Detroit 40 years to buy a house, raise a family, and put a little money in the bank while trying to make ends meat. They lived on a nice quiet little street like so many other, the houses were kept up and looked nice, the perfect place to live out their years. Things went south, as new neighbors moved in and their friends and families started to hang out in the neighborhood. The existing residents almost instantly started to notice a change. Parties, loudness, music blaring and so. Then as their houses started getting robbed people were stunned. The owner swore he was not going to be forced out.
Well the old couple finally stopped and looked around and could see that the new neighbors stopped grooming their lawns, stopped keeping up their houses and so on, so they painfully decided to pack up what they had left, and move to a trailer park out in the outskirts as far away from the slugs in the city as they could.

This is one story, there are thousands more just like it. The funny thing is the city took a dump after people with resources left the area, because the folks that were left could not handle it on their own. Coleman and his followers had and have no moral fiber, they have little in the way of pride or civility, this is why you see the city the way it is.

The moral of this story is , it costs nothing to clean up your yard, it costs little to fertilize you grass and weed the flower bed, it is not expensive to get a hammer and nails and fix loose boards.
The people left in the city have to get their shit together and stop making excuses of why they are pathetic excuses for human beings.

They need to smack their sons up side the head and have them get jobs and a paycheck and start fixing up what their grandparents and great-grandparents destroyed.

They need to smack their daughters upside the head and teach them to stop giving up that hoochie with every swinging dick, oh and USE A CONDOM ALREADY!

And then yall need to work together to clean your shit up, you houses, neighborhoods, streets...NO EXCUSES whether you rent or own, clean up your shit.

And remember, owning a 20 thousand dollar sound system or 200 dollar shoes does not mean you "made it" it only means you temporarily have fooled everyone into thinking you are someone you are not, spend the money on family and community first, then once you achieve success then you buy the finer things.

Last point, its about growing up, many in the city act like unsupervised teenagers, being irresponsible, hanging out, getting high and drunk, no responsibility, no cares, just to party on.
All I can say is GROW THE HECK UP already.

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TreatMeTheWayITr eatU

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Jul 2, 2008
I don't think anyone I know is making excuse or blaming anyone else for Detroit's deterioration. There are things to be considered. I agree with those who have stated the 67 Civil Unrest/RIOTS and the leadership of Coleman Young didn't make things any better. White flight/Black flight - but all who were able flew out of Detroit. The loss/declining automotive industry (and the related businesses) has hit Michigan's region/Detroit very hard economically. Like many other big cities where there is no industry to boost economy you will find torn down neighborhoods, crime and unaccountable people. There are not just black people who live in Detroit, though the majority. Rergardless of how much people clean their property if there are not adequate city services to pick it up then what? I agree with so many of the points that have been made, but blaming all the citizens for what some citizens do or don't do isn't right. There are still plenty of people in torn down Detroit that keep their property prestine, lawns manicured and still have a sense of pride despite the burn down house up the block or the vacant house next door with weeds several feet high. I don't know what the solution is other than to get a new city government that's honest, aggressive and able to reform what's been messed up for years and able to generate new businesses in the region. As mentioned, the economics speak for itself.
mallice

Erie, PA

#8 Jul 2, 2008
Look whos running the city, a wannabe thug mayor and an incompetent city council. What did you think would happen?
AreYouJoking

Roscommon, MI

#9 Jul 2, 2008
I fear it is to late for the city to make a recovery, and will likely wind up more like Flint.

The key thing is to get rid of the people who run the city and start a full out investigation of the entire city work force, to find out who is legit and who is worthless or made up.

The funds are not currently there because of all the hands in the cookie jars.

As I said earlier, you cannot take more than you have or more than your willing to give back.

When jobs were still plentiful, the money was not put to good use, rather it was being squandered at the casinos, lottery, and for expensive "stuff". Priorities in the hood are out of whack.
Hooper

United States

#10 Jul 3, 2008
maestro48239 wrote:
making excuses and playing the blame game is what detroits all about now a days. we've been doing it since the 68 riots
There were no riots in 1968, you stupid piece o' shit.
AreYouJoking

Roscommon, MI

#11 Jul 3, 2008
Hooper wrote:
<quoted text>
There were no riots in 1968, you stupid piece o' shit.
You are a complete moron for trying to call someone out, you are like the ass that critiques someone for a spelling typo.

As long as you know what people are saying, then who gives a rats ass if it was posted as July of 67 or July of 68, we all knew what was up, dip-o-shit!
Government Foe

Dearborn, MI

#12 Jul 3, 2008
AreYouJoking wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a complete moron for trying to call someone out, you are like the ass that critiques someone for a spelling typo.
People point out trivial issues such as typos because they lack the intellect to rebut about the topic at hand.
Government Foe

Royal Oak, MI

#16 Jul 4, 2008
Runny wrote:
<quoted text>try again you lost me,you must be on the commode...
Somehow, I'm willing to bet the word "lost" comes up frequently within your vocabulary. That's not surprising.

Since: Feb 08

Novi, MI

#18 Jul 5, 2008
The sad thing is that not having a viable city hurts the Michigan economy at large. We need to attract new business and we don't have a city that offers much. We have a bad reputation outside of this state and even when I was in Europe, Detroit is equated with crime. I would really like to see the city thrive and become a metropolitan city. Unfortunately the present city government will never achieve that.
Eddie

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#20 Jul 5, 2008
Detroit was such a glorious city, but now it's just a shell of what it used to be. I think to have a vibrant city we need different ethnic groups in the neighborhoods to draw businesses to the community. We need to bring back Chinatown and Little Italy. Other cities like Boston, Seattle and New York thrives beacuase they have diversity in their city. Detroit is 85% black and the rest is made up of white, hispanic and asians.

Since: Jan 07

Detroit

#21 Jul 5, 2008
TreatMeTheWayITreatU wrote:
Very sad!!! Detroit Ghetto! A lot of the problems in Detroit is simply that the city is broke. The loss of tax payers; tax dollars, census bureau reports that the Federal Government uses to allocate funds. Until Michigan gets economically empowered the issues that truly concern the city & citizens will remain; poor schooling, lack of city services, lack of law enforcement officers, and the city having to sell everything it owns. I agree Detroit has been spiraling into the abyss of despair ever since the 67 civil unrest. When the automotive industry failed to compete, plus unfair foreign trade acts, automotive related businesses no longer could survive. Thus jobs, jobs, jobs and more jobs loss. Tax dollars gone. People left the city & state for EMPLOYMENT - survival/WORK/income. Prime property values went down, neighborhoods abandon and anyone that didn't have to stay in Detroit didn't. So, where there is unemployment, there will be poverty, lack of motivation, depression, lack of education and lack of interest in it when people are more preoccupied with safety, keeping a roof over their heads and feeding their family. Where their is poverty & despair there will be crime/GHETTO!!! Other cities have pverty stricken zones; their dirt and the difference is the whole city or region isn't bad off economically "yet" as many Detroit. Let gas prices continue to go up, let more soldiers return to the US in body bags, let more people across the country lose their jobs & homes, let healthcare costs keep soaring.... Everyone (all the USA citizens) will feel and live what Detroit (GHETTO) has been like and feeling for sometime. The cause of Detroit or Michigan's floundering economy? Unless an industry (commerce) came to town to generate tax dollars nothing will change the same plight will continue. Don't be hard on Detroit or Michigan. Something happened to a city (Detroit) that was once the 3rd most populated and beloved city in the country. Look into foreign trade acts, and the history just a few minutes back on Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Dodge & Chevrolet. Michigan automakers go from number one in the world to....??? Whatwere up against? No business or industry wants to fail!!! Detroit or Michigan citizens don't want poor government, lack of city services, crime and rundown communities. It's happened. If the auto industry somehow got a second wind, or Microsoft or some major International corporation moved to Michigan (Detroit) or the region people would come!!! Just like they came from the south to Michigan for auto jobs. Just another perspective. P.S. Ghetto doesn't have to be a bad or negative thing. I like the city and the people. I've always had a great time in Detroit.
Great post! I live in the city and there are some rough areas, but there also beautiful areas in the city. Those who don't actually live here always post their opinions as if they are valid.
TheACLUSux

Lima, OH

#22 Jul 5, 2008
nicboo32 wrote:
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Great post! I live in the city and there are some rough areas, but there also beautiful areas in the city. Those who don't actually live here always post their opinions as if they are valid.
And some others are in denial or are too embarrassed to admit that they live in the country's number 1 most miserable city or number 2 most dangerous.

I also watched the video and it looks a lot like Brightmoor, the Eastside, the Northwest side, and nearly all ares in between.
Detroit is about 85% crap, and I bet you could take all of the good areas and put them together and they wouldn't fill an area the size of the state fair grounds.
Government Foe

Royal Oak, MI

#23 Jul 5, 2008
Runny wrote:
<quoted text>really,no trouble finding you,dumb f***
Then I expect to see you at my front door anytime now. But I won't hold my breath. After all, you can't find your way to a new ISP. Instead, you're still using AOL......LMFAO.....how sad is that.
I suggest you first find that lost dictionary since your spelling and grammar is atrocious right along the same lines as your life...LMAO....sucks to be you.

Since: Jan 07

Detroit

#25 Jul 6, 2008
TheACLUSux wrote:
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And some others are in denial or are too embarrassed to admit that they live in the country's number 1 most miserable city or number 2 most dangerous.
I also watched the video and it looks a lot like Brightmoor, the Eastside, the Northwest side, and nearly all ares in between.
Detroit is about 85% crap, and I bet you could take all of the good areas and put them together and they wouldn't fill an area the size of the state fair grounds.
Well, with you being embarassed for us, we don't have to expend so much energy. Thanks.
TheACLUSux

Lima, OH

#26 Jul 6, 2008
nicboo32 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, with you being embarassed for us, we don't have to expend so much energy. Thanks.
What the hell are you talking about?

You seem to have difficulty comprehending?
I look at the leadership and the residents with disgust after I see what you have all done to this once great place.
nicboo32 wrote:
<quoted text>...but there also beautiful areas in the city. Those who don't actually live here always post their opinions as if they are valid.
I bet you are the guy wearing $300 shoes, drive a $50,000 vehicle with $15,000 in wheels, and act as though you are a big shooter, but make only 50k a year. Its all smoke and mirrors!

I also suppose you think the crime rate is pretty low in Detroit, and the population decline at a rate of about 30,000 per year is imaginary.

Tell us where all of these paradise alleys are in Detroit. I can tell you the whole city was pretty decent at one time, then started a never ending downward spiral after people like coleman young took control of the city.

Stop pretending Detroit is something it is not.

Oh yeah, and way to go Conyers, you make the city even more proud...losers!

Since: Jan 07

Detroit

#27 Jul 7, 2008
TheACLUSux wrote:
<quoted text>
What the hell are you talking about?
You seem to have difficulty comprehending?
I look at the leadership and the residents with disgust after I see what you have all done to this once great place.
<quoted text>
I bet you are the guy wearing $300 shoes, drive a $50,000 vehicle with $15,000 in wheels, and act as though you are a big shooter, but make only 50k a year. Its all smoke and mirrors!
I also suppose you think the crime rate is pretty low in Detroit, and the population decline at a rate of about 30,000 per year is imaginary.
Tell us where all of these paradise alleys are in Detroit. I can tell you the whole city was pretty decent at one time, then started a never ending downward spiral after people like coleman young took control of the city.
Stop pretending Detroit is something it is not.
Oh yeah, and way to go Conyers, you make the city even more proud...losers!
Bitch, you don't know me. So shut your pink ass up! First off, I'm not a man and I don't own any off the things that you checked off on your stereotypical list of what black men do. I am a woman who was held the same job for 9 years and at one of the casinos, I own my own home, car and have 1 child. So now what shithead?

Pull out the book and give me some more of the same bull you all ascribe to.

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